Tuesday, April 8, 2008

New mall at Jamaica Station


An MTA printing facility beneath Long Island Rail Road tracks in Queens will soon be transformed into a brand-new shopping area.

The Greater Jamaica Development Corp. has entered into a long-term lease with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to take over 12,000 square feet on Sutphin Boulevard under the LIRR's Jamaica station.

The $12 million rehab is one of several infrastructure upgrades for the planned JFK-Corporate Square adjoining the AirTrain and LIRR stations in Jamaica.

The $100 million project involves major renovations to streets and parks. Officials hope it will attract housing as well as hotels serving business people flying into Kennedy.

The project is expected to be finished in late 2009.

"We're thrilled to be working with the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation to revitalize a part of Jamaica that has been dormant too long," said Jeremy Soffin, a spokesman for the MTA.

Photo from the Real Deal


ew-3 said...

You can polish a turd (Jamaica) but it's still a turd.

A simple way to look at the quality of a neighborhood.

When I was about 8 I used to walk alone all over Jamaica. Always got a kick out of the little "For Your Dog" waterbowl outside of Macy's.

Would you let an 8 year old walk in Jamaica anymore?

Viva Jamaica said...

Come on!!!!In every neighborhood there is always room for change. Look at the Bryant park area in midtown; it was once a drug infested neighborhood and now one of the most desirable neighborhoods for real-estate in NYC.

Anonymous said...

does that mean more jobs?