There are about 10 hotels going up in downtown Jamaica, including two big chains. I mean do they really think that many people will be staying here.
Well, that could be a possibility if they clean the fucking area up, replace all the crap food places and retail with some nice decent places and remove the riff-raff, many which come from the many homeless shelters in the area. Or are all these hotels going to end up as homeless shelters.
I do know that they are completely changing that horrible Archer Ave with many big developments including apartment at 168 and Archer, right near the LIRR overpass tunnel, where tractor trailer waste trucks park illegally. I am sure the folks that eventually move into these places and pay a pretty penny for those apartments, will not be putting up with all of this shit. Guaranteed.
This new hotel is going in where a vacant building has sat for years.
So now onto the article by DNAInfo, a real estate publicity tool posing as “journalistic reporting”, as if.
From DNAInfo New York:
6-Story Office Building in Downtown Jamaica Eyed For Hotel Conversion
Jamaica began attracting hotel developers after the AirTrain station opened on Sutphin Boulevard in 2003.View Full Caption
QUEENS — There may be yet another hotel coming to downtown Jamaica, which is on its way to becoming one of the biggest hotel hubs in the city.
The owner of a 6-story building at 92-32 Union Hall St., between Jamaica and Archer avenues, is planning to convert it into a 110-room hotel, according to documents filed with the Department of Buildings last Thursday.
The hotel, as first reported by the Real Deal, would include retail on the ground floor and 22 rooms per story on the remaining floors.
The conversion of the building which is currently used for office space, would cost about $918,075, according to the application.
The owner of the property, who according to city documents, bought the building in 2013 for $1.1 million, did not immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.
The hotel would be one of many lodgings planned for downtown Jamaica.
There are at least 10 hotels in the works now in downtown Jamaica, including well-known chains, like Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn, with a total of about 1,600 new rooms, in addition to 400 rooms already available in the neighborhood.
Jamaica has begun attracting hotel developers because of its proximity to JFK Airport and easy access to several major highways, express subway trains to Manhattan and the Long Island Rail Road.