First Jamaica Community and Urban Development Corporation (FJCUDC) started construction on the $74 million Tree of Life Center affordable housing development on June 9. The development will be connected to the FPCJ Magill Hall and financed under the Mix & Match program of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and New York City Department of Housing. Preservation and Development (HPD).
Construction has begun on a brand new affordable housing development in downtown Jamaica.
The mixed-use building going up on 164th Street, called Tree of Life, will have 174 units available, with a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedrooms, including a superintendent’s unit. 12 stories high and includes over 15,000 square feet of commercial space, over 9,000 square feet of community facility space, 64 parking spaces, and approximately 1,500 square feet of residential amenity space including a fitness room and community room.
A church and a developer have teamed up to use passive-construction standards for a 174-apartment building in Jamaica, Queens, joining a growing list of larger-scale New York City developments embracing these ultra-energy-efficient building methods.