Organization Name: Omni New York LLC
Project Title: Archer Green
Project Location: Jamaica, Queens
Archer Green is a ground-up, mixed-use new construction project with 387 apartments, all of which are affordable. In addition to its residential component, which serves formerly homeless, low- and moderate-income families, the project also includes 70,000 square feet of commercial space, a 15,000 square foot community facility, and a parking garage for the NYPD. The street-level commercial space will be anchored by ALDI, a low-cost grocery store that will bring high-quality fresh food and produce to the neighborhood. Archer Green is a single building with two towers that are connected by a two-story podium. The building includes numerous amenities including a fitness room, outdoor terrace with grills, community lounge, children’s play room, media and coworking space, package lockers, and bike storage. Apartments include high-end finishes such as Caesarstone countertops, plank flooring, and tiled bathrooms. The project will achieve LEED Gold status and incorporates numerous green technologies that will improve building operations and increase resiliency, including a state-of-the-art battery energy storage system, solar panels, a CHP system, EV charging stations, and energy efficient appliances.
This 100% affordable project is part of the Mayor’s affordable housing plan and will have a transformative effect on the lives of its resident families and the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood. It’s 387 residential apartments will benefit some of New York City’s most vulnerable populations, including a set aside for formerly homeless households who will receive light touch social service support from Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE).
The project will also provide critical community spaces, including a 15,000 square foot community facility, a much-needed grocery store that will offer easy access to fresh foods, and a New York City Police Department parking garage.
Archer Green is a city-supported project that received financing from the NYC HPD and NYC HDC, and was originally awarded through a request for proposals issued by NYCEDC, which provided the land for the project. It was developed on a former brownfield site that previously housed an underutilized NYPD parking garage. During the construction process, the property underwent extensive environmental remediation, thereby improving overall safety and health in the neighborhood.
Omni New York is a privately held, vertically integrated company comprised of 6 operating businesses. Founded in 2004, Omni has developed a reputation as one of NYC’s most trusted affordable housing developers and has acquired, rehabilitated, or built 84 projects across the U.S. totaling more than 17,000 units with a transaction value of nearly $4 billion. For Omni, development is about more than just building real estate—it’s about building community. Omni’s Managing Directors are Eugene Schneur, Robert Bennett, and former baseball All-Star Mo Vaughn.
ESKW/Architects, Lettire Construction, Loring Consulting Engineers, DeSimone Consulting Engineers, YU & Associates, Billie Cohen, Ltd., Crescent Consulting, Bright Power, AAFE