Tree of Life project takes root in Jamaica

First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, the oldest continuously serving Presbyterian church in the United States, and First Jamaica Community & Urban Development Corporation broke ground on one of the largest development projects in Queens this month.

The $74 million Tree of Life Center in Downtown Jamaica will have 174 residential units, a 15000-square-foot health center and 9,500 square feet of community space facility.

The project is a mix of studio, one, two, and three bedrooms. Rents will be affordable to households with maximum income limits ranging from $31,750 to $66,550 for an individual and from $40,800 to $85,470 for a family of three.

“This construction of 174 units of affordable housing will complement our Jamaica NOW Action Plan currently underway for the revitalization and smart growth of Downtown Jamaica,” said Borough President Melinda Katz.