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New rendering released of hotel planned near AirTrain in Jamaica


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of GF55 Partners

BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON

Architecture firm GF55 Partners has released a new rendering of the Hilton Garden Inn, a hotel that will be built at 93-43 Sutphin Blvd. in Jamaica.

The hotel will be 125,000 square feet and 27 stories tall, and located right across the street from the AirTrain to JFK Airport. It will contain 225 guest rooms, as well as a restaurant, bars on the ground floor and roof, a gym, a pool and an outdoor terrace.

According to the firm, the goal in designing this structure was to set an example for future architecture in the area. The rectangular main tower floats above a glass 40-foot base that contains the lobby, bar, pool and public spaces. The fourth floor contains a green roof terrace.

David E. Gross AIA, the partner in charge for the architectural firm, said, “The special zoning requirement of this district mandates a strong base. This in turn gave us the opportunity to organize all the public spaces within this and float the hotel floors above it. The rooftop bar will be a special exciting gathering space for this area.”

The project will cost approximately $54 million and is scheduled to break ground in early 2016.

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Rendering reveals seven-story apartment building coming to Jamaica


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Rendering courtesy TCX Development

Development in Jamaica is about to pick up and bring big changes to the New York City real estate scene, according to a firm building new apartments in the area.

TCX Development, a Great Neck-based firm, is working on a seven-story, 21-unit apartment building on Hillside Avenue near 191st Street. TCX officials believe they are ahead of the wave of development they feel is coming to the neighborhood because of its zoning, extensive public transportation network and massive downtown shopping district.

“We really believe in this area. We’ve done a lot of research and we are sure that this area is due for a lot of development soon,” said Joshua Asherian of TCX Development. “The zoning is already there and the retail is already there, It’s only a matter of time.”

TCX released renderings for the project last week, as New York YIMBY revealed, and the building is expected to be completed in 2015.

The exterior of the 15,000-square-foot building will be designed with black brick and metal siding with large windows. The interior will have a modern finish with key card access. There will also be 11 enclosed parking spots.

The building will mostly be comprised of one-bedroom apartments for $1,600 a month, which Asherian said will be attractive compared to Brooklyn and Manhattan prices for comparable rooms. There will also be one three-bedroom penthouse.

 

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