QUEENS — A Harlem-based developer wants to build a 26-story apartment building near the Jamaica AirTrain station where several other developments have already been planned, according to records.
The building planned for 147-20 94th Ave., between Sutphin Boulevard and 148th Street, would bring 380 apartment units to downtown Jamaica, according to an application filed by Artimus with the Department of Buildings.
The new building, which would replace a two-story industrial building currently located there, would provide nearly 300,000 square feet of residential space and 58 parking spaces, according to the application, which is currently pending.
According to published reports, 20 percent of the building could be set aside for affordable housing.
The tower would also feature a shared roof deck, a communal terrace, yoga room, gym and a children’s play area, the reports claim.
The developer declined to confirm those reports.
Yvonne Reddick, district manager for Community Board 12 said Friday that the board has not yet been provided with any details about the project.
"All we know right now is that they filed an application with the Department of Buildings," she said.
Local Councilman Daneek Miller said that he had met with Artimus representatives and he continues to discuss "the future of this property and needs of our community" with the developer.
There are several other projects planned for the area around the AirTrain station, which has become a major transportation hub in the borough, including a 580-unit complex called The Crossing, which will feature roof terraces and a 24-hour doorman.
Several hotels are also slated to be built near the station, such as a 24-story Hilton Garden Inn which will boast 210 rooms, a restaurant and a business center and two Marriott hotels — Courtyard and Fairfield Inn and Suites — which will contain more than 330 hotel rooms.