Billions In Public, Private Investment Fueling A Transformation In Jamaica

Last week was a groundbreaking moment for Jamaica, Queens, both literally and figuratively. Local officials and developer BRP Cos. broke ground on the $407M affordable mixed-use project The Crossing at Jamaica Station. The project is another symbol that the neighborhood known mostly for being close to the airport is poised to be a development hotbed for years to come.

Rendering of BRP Companies' The Crossing at Jamaica Station mixed-use project in Queens

“This will be a catalyst for future development in Jamaica,” BRP director of development Andy Cohen said. “We feel there is demand for multifamily, amenity-rich development and city and state support for new development.”

When completed in 2020, the two-building project will have 669 apartments, 100% of which will be affordable, with occupants in a wide range of income levels. Cohen said the affordable housing lottery, likely to draw tens of thousands

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