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$225M mixed-use project coming to Downtown Jamaica

AirTrain-adjacent structure to include several hundred apartments, retail

March 06, 2014 05:30PM

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Jamaica's AirTrain station

Jamaica’s AirTrain station

In the latest in a series of projects aiming to revive Downtown Jamaica, a mixed-use high-rise is slated to sprout next to the area’s AirTrain station.

City officials announced the $225 million project, planned for 93-01 Sutphin Boulevard at the corner of Archer Avenue, on Thursday. The undertaking would mark Downtown Jamaica’s largest infusion of private investment in decades, nonprofit Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, which owns the land, told DNAinfo.

New York-based developer BRP Companies will construct the building, which will take the place of a Duane Reade. Officials said last year that the building will include as many as 500 mixed-income apartments, but Greater Jamaica would not confirm the figures to DNainfo on Thursday morning. [DNAinfo]Julie Strickland

  • ron

    This is great but also not since this neighborhood is poor and lower class with a high crime rate. The area needs more upgrades but the people here don’t care just look at what this area has to offer. Nothing it pretty much a dump of a hood.
    it is going to need more than reviving but wishing them the best to embrace change for the better…hopefully :)

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