About three years ago, my real estate agent told me that down the road you may not recognize Hillside Avenue because the crap will come down and it will be condo’s and apartments. Fast forward three years and Ace Hardware on Hillside and 170th had its final day March 31 and in it’s place will be condos. KFC further down on Hillside Avenue on the south side has been sold and soon as the lease is done, bye KFC, welcome apartments. At the SE corner of Hillside and 178th, a big fancy apartment building is already in the construction phase AND now a lot on Hillside and 173 is already advertising 1-2-3 bedrooms in a condo that will rise on that spot. Ground has not even broken and condos are already for sale. This is the kind of thing you would see in LIC, Flushing and in Brooklyn, not Jamaica, as far as selling condos not even built. But low and behold, this is a first for Jamaica. Stay tuned if all goes plan.
Oh and by the way, this is the spot of the leaning tower of FDNY Pisa of Jamaica, which the other day was replaced. Condoss go up and get the place fixed up.