Lottery launches for 667 mixed-income units at huge new development near Jamaica Station

December 5, 2019

Rendering courtesy of FXCollaborative and BRP Companies

The latest housing lottery to open for applications is a pretty significant one: there are now 667 newly constructed units up for grabs at 148-10 Archer Avenue and 147-10 Archer Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Otherwise known as The Crossing at Jamaica Station, the FXCollaborative-designed development is a commuter’s dream, located at the corner of Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard, right next to the LIRR’s Jamaica Station, the Air Link to JFK, and with proximity to four MTA subway lines and several buses. Qualifying New Yorkers earning between 40 and 165 percent of the area median income can apply for the units, ranging from $633/month studios to $4,501/month three-bedrooms.

The Crossing at Jamaica Station, FXCollaborative, Jamaica Queens

The Crossing at Jamaica Station, FXCollaborative, Jamaica QueensRenderings courtesy of FXCollaborative

The development includes a 28-story high-rise and a 14-story mid-rise, in addition to ground-floor retail and a parking garage. The high-rise features a vertical composition of precast panels on the exterior, while the facade of the mid-rise is defined by a horizontal pattern of brick and glass. There are amenity spaces on the fourth floor of the high-rise and on the rooftops of both buildings. They include fitness rooms, resident lounges, children’s playrooms, outdoor terraces, and laundry rooms.

Applicants who live in New York City will receive a general preference for apartments. A percentage of units is being set aside for applicants with disabilities (mobility, 5 percent; vision/hearing 2 percent). Current residents of Queens Community Board 12 will receive a preference for 50 percent of units; municipal employees will receive preference for five percent of units.

Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until February 6, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.

If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.


All renderings and images courtesy of FXCollaborative

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