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Luxury Jamaica Estates Buildings Will Feature Rooftop Decks, Penthouses

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | November 13, 2014 3:55pm
 A rendering of a building planned for 177-30 Wexford Terrace in Jamaica Estates.
A rendering of a building planned for 177-30 Wexford Terrace in Jamaica Estates.
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TCX Development

QUEENS — Two luxury rental buildings planned for Jamaica Estates will feature rooftop decks for tenants and penthouse-style apartments, a developer said.

The buildings, planned for Wexford Terrace, between Dalny Road and Edgerton Boulevard, would be located only one block away from the 179th Street subway station on the F line, said Shlomi Asherian, the owner of Long Island-based TCX Development.

The company is also working on another building in the area, at 190-11 Hillside Ave. near 191st Street, which Asherian said, is near completion. That building, the developer said, will contain 21 one-bedroom units and a penthouse featuring two balconies.

The buildings on Wexford Terrace would also have a number of Manhattan-like amenities, including large balconies, porcelain tiles that look like hardwood flooring and soundproof windows, the developer said.

“There is nothing like that in the neighborhhod,” said Asherian, adding that the area has been recently growing thanks to new developments.

One of the planned buildings, at 177-16 Wexford Terrace, will contain 20 apartments, including two, two-bedroom penthouses.

Plans for the 8-story building have been approved by the Department of Buildings in August and Asherian said that construction could start as early as next week. It may take about 14 to 18 months to complete the project, the developer said.

Plans for the second building, at 177-30 Wexford Terrace, are still pending approval, according to Department of Building records.

But the developer said that, once approved, the proposed 8-story building would contain 68 units, including about 10 penthouse-style apartments located on the top two floors.

Those units would feature large balconies and windows, the developer said.

The building would also feature about 50 parking spaces, two elevators, a doorman and security system, allowing residents to monitor various areas of the building from their apartments, Asherian said.