SO EXPLAIN HOW THE $400 MILLION HOUSING/RETAIL PROJECT “THE CROSSING” WILL IMPROVE JAMAICA WHEN ALL THE SHIT AND CRAP IS STILL HERE

So the powers that be think this is the saving grace for Jamaica and I would like one of them to explain how. I mean take in consideration these items:

  1. The area surrounding the LIRR station, directly across from this mega development is filled with homeless people, druggies, drug dealers and other assorted crap, human and non-human.
  2. More and more homeless shelters, hotels turned homeless shelter and supportive housing are popping up all over the Jamaica area.
  3. One of the biggest polluters and worst business neighbors, Royal Waste, which is the cause of major truck issues 24/7 is housed right in the downtown area.
  4. Auto body Shops which are number two bad neighbors who have taken over public streets and sidewalks with their junked and unlicensed vehicles are EVERYWHERE in the community.
  5. Illegal garbage dumping is a MAJOR PROBLEM in the area.
  6. The streets and sidewalks suck, most are in poor conditions.
  7. Traffic congestion is a fucking mess with buses, dollar vans, dollar cabs, livery cabs, green cabs and trucks, not too mention the awful double parking on Jamaica Ave alone.
  8. Tons of litter caused by the low-class ghetto slobs of the area.
  9. Awful slaughterhouses in the downtown area.
  10. Drug places keep popping up in the community that seem to serve people from outside the area, including Long Island and those folks bring more issues to the community, hanging out, tossing litter, making noise, etc.
  11. The local parks from Rufus King Park to Major Mark Park are a refuge for homeless, drunks, druggies and both have a major litter problem.
  12. Jamaica Center Station is a cesspool and a homeless encampment, drug dealing place and other ghetto nonsense.

So explain, how The Crossing, is going to improve the community, while the above shit still exists.

Sutphin Blvd between Jamaica Ave and 90th Ave

And this shit needs to stop. 170th Street at Jamaica cannot handle trucks this size. This truck can barely make the turn as it heads to Royal Waste Dump

Royal Waste

The running of the bulls in downtown Jamaica

Hala Live Slaughterhouse (92-56 165th St) right in the middle of downtown Jamaica and yes those are apartment going up across from it.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Vacant “condo” where Con Ed has put up a sign that “electricity of off due to lack of payment. Can you say ghetto B&B.

Come visit Jamaica Ave, home of low-class ghetto & crap third world shopping.

She certainly does not look like some starving young girl in Africa.

ILLEGAL. Blocking of sidewalks

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

Yes, the new symbol of Jamaica Ghetto! This in Rufus King Park.

BUSURA!

Watch your step!

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

The state of Jamaica, Queens and eventually our country if we stay on this course.

Good old Downtown

Downtown area, next to GJDC 168th St parking lot and near across from Cookies.

Jamaica Ave, although this looks even worse when I saw it the other day.

Is this an example of being on “the right track”.

Problematic El Camino homeless shelter in Downtown Jamaica

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From NY1:

Construction Underway on $400 Million Jamaica Housing, Retail Project

By Clodagh McGowan
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 05:44 PM CDT
 

Work is now underway on a major $400 million dollar mixed-use project in downtown Jamaica. NY1’s Clodagh McGowan has more on the largest private investment in the area in decades.

It was a groundbreaking more than 10 years in the making. Construction is now underway on the Crossing at Jamaica Station, a 773,000 square feet housing and retail project.

“It’s the largest and the most transformative project in Jamaica and it’s the linchpin for things to come in Jamaica,” said Meredith Marshall, the co-founder of BRP Companies.

The $400 million dollar project is directly across the street from the Jamaica transit terminal. It boasts two buildings, 25,000 square feet of retail space and almost 700 affordable housing units.

Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer said the units will be affordable to families making as little as $24,000 to others making a moderate middle-class income.

“That’s important, because we need to make sure we’re addressing the affordable housing crisis in a way that there are homes available to families of different incomes,” said  Torres-Springer.

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation has worked towards the project for 15 years, purchasing lots with an affordable housing project in mind. The community planning organization sold the land to the real estate development company BRP in 2014. Goldman Sachs also invested $300 million dollars in The Crossing. It’s one of the largest private investments in Jamaica’s history.

“This is a great day, this is a tremendous symbol of the revitalization happening in the downtown,” said Hope Knight, president of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

In addition, the project is expected to create 4,000 new construction jobs.

“Beyond the great paying jobs on the construction site, we’ll have permanent jobs with the retail, the community facility and the building operations and it will send a signal to other investors and financial institutions that Jamaica is open for business,” said Marshall.

Construction is expected to be complete by 2020.​

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One thought on “SO EXPLAIN HOW THE $400 MILLION HOUSING/RETAIL PROJECT “THE CROSSING” WILL IMPROVE JAMAICA WHEN ALL THE SHIT AND CRAP IS STILL HERE

  1. Watch the video, everyone interviewed has half-baked rehearsed responses. You can hear the total lack of conviction in their voices and on their faces.

    No one is going to live in this building. Certainly not the target demo they are looking for because the majority of these dwellings will not be affordable, especially when it is completed, who knows what the average market rate will be by then.

    These apartments will be bought by LLC’s and shadow investors. This is the only reason that only towers are being built instead of rowhouses or even fedders crap buildings. Frankly, fedders apartments are actually more roomier than these lame and bland designs.

    Tell you one thing, these projects and the speculative/fabricated bullshit going around is bringing up rents in regular buildings and also bringing up bogus overvalued estimates on houses, which leads to paying more in property taxes.

    This is going on at atlantic yards in Brooklyn.

    http://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/2017/03/at-550-vanderbilt-big-chunk-of.html

    http://citylimits.org/2017/04/19/the-real-math-of-an-affordable-housing-lottery-huge-disconnect-between-need-and-allotment/

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