QUEENS — A new building under construction on Hillside Avenue in Jamaica Estates is going for a Manhattan-style look and will feature a penthouse with two balconies renting for about $2,500 a month, the developer said.
The black brick building with metal panels and glass balconies, at 190-11 Hillside Ave. near 191st Street, will be the latest addition to an area, where new hotels, restaurants and residential developments have recently been popping up.
The neighborhood is also close to a number of highways, subway stations and the LIRR and has links to the airports.
TCX Development, a Long Island-based real estate company behind the project, is also planning two additional apartment buildings nearby.
“We studied this area for a long time," said Shlomi Asherian, the owner of TCX Development. "And we really believe that this is the next area of Queens where a lot of development will come soon.”
The Hillside Avenue building, scheduled to be completed in six to seven months, will feature 21 one-bedroom units and a penthouse, which will take up the entire seventh floor, the developer said.
One-bedroom apartments will be available for approximately $1,600 a month, Asherian said.
The monthly rent for the penthouse, which will feature three bedrooms, two full baths and two balconies on the front and back of the apartment, has not yet been decided, but he estimated it could be about $2,500.
He said the prices will be very competitive for the area, and very attractive compared to Brooklyn.
“It’s going to look very modern and elegant,” Asherian said. “People who work in the city will have to commute, but they will come back home to a Manhattan-style apartment."
The 15,000-square-foot building, as first reported by New York YIMBY, will also provide 11 parking spaces, including some in the basement and several in the backyard.
The company is also planning two additional buildings in the Jamaica Estates area, near the 179th Street subway station on the F line. One of the projects is slated to include 20 apartments, the other will have 65, mostly one- and two-bedrooms.
Asherian said that the two buildings would feature hardwood floors, elevators and soundproof windows.