QUEENS — There may be yet another hotel coming to downtown Jamaica, which is on its way to becoming one of the biggest hotel hubs in the city.
The owner of a 6-story building at 92-32 Union Hall St., between Jamaica and Archer avenues, is planning to convert it into a 110-room hotel, according to documents filed with the Department of Buildings last Thursday.
The hotel, as first reported by the Real Deal, would include retail on the ground floor and 22 rooms per story on the remaining floors.
The conversion of the building which is currently used for office space, would cost about $918,075, according to the application.
The owner of the property, who according to city documents, bought the building in 2013 for $1.1 million, did not immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.
The hotel would be one of many lodgings planned for downtown Jamaica.
There are at least 10 hotels in the works now in downtown Jamaica, including well-known chains, like Marriott and Hilton Garden Inn, with a total of about 1,600 new rooms, in addition to 400 rooms already available in the neighborhood.
Jamaica has begun attracting hotel developers because of its proximity to JFK Airport and easy access to several major highways, express subway trains to Manhattan and the Long Island Rail Road.