Sunday, August 30, 2009
Court of Crap almost complete
From the Daily News:
The former Queens Family Court building is undergoing a $194 million transformation that community leaders hope will spur new development in downtown Jamaica.
The library-turned-courthouse is slated to get a third incarnation as 346 units of low-income, affordable and market-rate apartments with an underground parking garage. It is also expected to house retail stores and community organizations.
The project at 89-14 Parsons Blvd., dubbed Moda, is to open next spring.
"What's special is that we agreed to keep the historic facade of the old library," said Drew Spitler, vice president of development at the Dermot Co., which is revamping the building.
That's special, all right...