Organization Name: BRP Companies
Project Title: The Crossing at Jamaica Station
Project Location: Jamaica, Queens
This 773,000 SF mixed-used project is conveniently located directly across from Jamaica Terminal, a major transit hub servicing more than 250,000 daily commuters through local commuter rail, subway and bus lines, as well as the AirTrain terminal link to JFK International Airport. The development comprises 669 rental units, 45,000 SF of community and retail space, and 200 parking spaces. LEED Silver certification is anticipated with numerous “green” elements such as water saving plumbing systems, energy-efficient boiler and green roofs.
The land was purchased from the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, a group that had the foresight to land bank over the past 40 years so as to be in a position to help shape the built environment as Jamaica begins to develop and grow. The Crossing is the first major private investment (over $420M) in the neighborhood since the entire downtown district was re-zoned in 2007. Ground floor is programmed with over 40,000 SF of diverse retail and community facility uses. The project has catalyzed the neighborhood, with over 1,100 residential units completed after construction began at Jamaica Crossing, and over 3,000 residential units are planned. In addition, approximately 850 keys of hotel development have come online since the inception of Jamaica Crossing.
BRP Companies is a New York City-based real estate firm that is at the forefront of affordable, mixed-income, and market-rate housing and commercial developments. They have an experienced staff of over 50, a track record of over 3.1 million SF in completed real estate projects and over 6.0 million SF currently in development. The firm is an innovator in developing mixed-use, mixed-income, “walkable” urban housing with high-quality, energy-efficient infill properties throughout the city of New York and beyond.
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