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).
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.
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.
The First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica broke ground last week on a $74 million affordable housing project located on 164th Street at Jamaica Avenue, adding to the growing number of affordable housing units being constructed in southeast Queens.
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.