A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for The Crossing at Jamaica Station, a two-building, mixed-use project under development in downtown Jamaica. A 28-story tower will be built on the corner of Sutphin Boulevard at 147-22 Archer Avenue, in addition to 15-story building at 148-10 Archer Avenue. All 669 residential units will be designated as affordable housing.
The taller building of the two will rise 290 feet to its rooftop or 325 feet to the top of its mechanical bulkhead compartment. It will encompass 601,824 square feet and feature 539 residential units, averaging 863 square feet apiece. There will also be 26,073 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
The 15-story component will rise 175 feet and include 130 residential units, averaging 955 square feet apiece. It will feature 18,335 square feet of community space for a church on the ground and second floors. A 187-car parking garage is also part of the plans.
BRP Companies is the developer and FXFOWLE Architects is responsible for the architecture. Completion is expected in 2019.