Did you know that more than 200 single-family homes were planned for Queens last year? Or that the Rockaway neighborhood of Breezy Point is seeing more of these homes than any other? With land still left in its northern and eastern reaches, as well as on the Rockaway peninsula, Queens has seen the second most single-family home development activity of any borough since 2009, with 1,221 new homes planned.
Other neighborhoods with a high volume of plans include Howard Beach, which lies along the waterfront near JFK airport and is connected to the Rockaways by bridge. Jamaica, along with the Little Neck and Whitestone areas in northern Queens, have also seen several dozen single-family homes rise in the last few years.
2014 represents the peak in Queens home construction plans since 2009 at 276 projects filed, more than three times the number in 2012 just two years prior. Plans decreased substantially in 2015, however, with 207 homes in TRD‘s count. – Will Parker