NEW YORK | The Crossing at Jamaica Station | 290 + 145 FT | 30 + 14 FLOORS

Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | Jamaica Queens TOD Rezoning | 4.3M SF:

$225M Tower Coming to Jamaica AirTrain Station Area

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on March 6, 2014 1:18pm

QUEENS — A $225 million high-rise with retail space and several hundred apartments will be built near the Jamaica AirTrain station — part of series of developments seeking to transform the neighborhood, officials announced Thursday.

The project, planned for 93-01 Sutphin Blvd., at the corner of Archer Avenue, is the largest private investment in Downtown Jamaica in decades, according to the nonprofit Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, which owns the land.

The building, which will be constructed by BRP Companies, a New York-based development corporation, will replace a Duane Reade, located on the north side of the LIRR and AirTrain stations.

“This project is the culmination of years of work we have done at the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation to revitalize this Downtown, as a special place where people can live, work, visit, play or study,” said Carlisle Towery, president of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. “The area around the AirTrain/Long Island Rail Road station is now ripe for private investment.”

Meredith Marshall, managing partner of BRP Companies, said that the tower, which will be roughly 29 stories tall, will contain at least 400 apartments, the majority of which will be market rate. The building will also have some affordable housing units.

The tower will have a number of amenities, including a 24-hour doorman, children’s play room and roof terraces.

It will also contain about 100 parking spaces and at least 100,000 square feet for retail. The stores might include Duane Reade, Marshall said.

Marshall added that he expects to break ground in the first quarter of 2015. It will take approximately two years to complete the project.

A large portion of financing for the project will be provided by the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, officials said.

“This project further validates Downtown Jamaica as a prime location for private investment in transit-oriented development,” said Rep. Gregory Meeks, who has endorsed the project. “The project adds to the stock of affordable housing, and will bring new retail and commercial businesses and jobs to the community.”

Towery said that the high-rise will be the tallest building in Downtown Jamaica. Currently, he said, the 12-story Federal Building on Jamaica Avenue, is the tallest building in the area.

The tower project follows the announcement last year of plans to construct a $35 million hotel with 210 rooms in the same area, but south of the AirTrain station.

The development, at 93-01 Sutphin Blvd., near the AirTrain and Long Island Rail Road station, will consist of two towers: One will be 25 stories, the other 14 stories. They will boast 580 mixed-income apartments, including affordable housing units, and more than 100,000 square feet of retail space, according to BRP Companies, which is developing the property. The $225 million project will feature a number of amenities, including a 24-hour doorman, children’s play room and roof terraces. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2015.




Love that roof terrace. Modern and sleek. Looks like a taller version of the bio building in Rutgers Newark. Only, nicer, and fun. :wink:

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Plans so far call for a 14-story and a 26-story structure to rise on the property, and apartments here will be offered at a range of incomes. The taller tower’s facade will feature “light-colored engineered cement panels,” and the shorter one’s facade will be made up of “variegated brick and strip windows,” as per the description on the architecture firm’s page. There are also plans for retail and a community facility.

The BRP Companies-developed towers will rise on a three-story podium. That will include the planned 35,000 square feet of retail at the project. From what’s known so far, The Crossing at Jamaica Station, as the project is known, will also come with 187 parking spaces and a green roof.




Moved this to u/c.

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Long Island Railroad, 07/06/17: construction on the property at Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue, next to Jamaica Station (IMG_5245) by Gary Dunaier, on Flickr


the taller tower seems to have grown a few floors. The height info from the old permits might be outdated.

REW: Marathon concrete pour at new ‘superblockʼ development

CNY, acting on behalf of developers BRP Companies and Goldman Sachs, announced a milestone at The Crossing at Jamaica Station: a concrete pour for foundations of the Queens project’s 30-story residential high rise and slab on grade for 25,000 s/f of ground floor retail.
During the 16-hour event, approximately 2,500 cubic yards of concrete were poured, delivered by 280 trucks dispatched from two Queens-based plants, City Transit and Casa.
The Crossing at Jamaica Station features a 30-story, 539-unit rental high rise, and a 14-story, 140-unit affordable housing mid-rise, parking for 176 vehicles and 25,000 s/f of ground floor retail.
Designed by FXFOWLE Architects, the project is seeking to achieve a minimum LEED Silver certification.


I was wondering about this a few days ago. Good find! :beers:

Jamacia is one of those undercover neighborhoods. A lot of great food and culture there. One that often isn’t seen by the usual tourist.

The area is booming, likewise with Flushing. Another place that’s seeing a lot of action is the East NY neighborhood.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jamaica boom for locals and tourists. It’s a short, non-stop AirTrain ride to JFK, and it’s a short, non-stop ride to Penn via the LIRR.

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Long Island Railroad, 05/17/18: when this mixed-use building now being built next to the tracks at Jamaica Station is completed, occupants will have an eye-level view of westbound trains pulling into the station (IMG_9094) by Gary Dunaier, on Flickr

Long Island Railroad, 05/10/18: if you love trains with a passion uncontested, you might want to move into this mixed-use building now being built next to the tracks at Jamaica Station (IMG_9067) by Gary Dunaier, on Flickr


Few min ago.

The larger tower is a few floors up already. The shorter tower is topped out and facade is starting.
Sorry for potato quality pics from the train.




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haha never realized that flickr account which I shared the photos from above is the famous ‘thumbs down’ guy!