Archer Green

Queens, New York

Archer Green is a new 540,000 square foot, 100 percent affordable housing development in downtown Jamaica. The project provides 387 permanent housing apartments, extensive residential amenities, 15,000 square feet of community facility, and 70,000 square feet of retail space. The street level commercial space will be home to a low-cost grocery store that will provide high-quality fresh food and produce to the area.

The building will achieve LEED Gold status and incorporates extensive green technologies that will improve building operations and increase resiliency. These include a state-of-the-art battery energy storage system that can provide back-up power in the event of a black out, solar panels, and a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system.

Developed by Omni New York, with the support of EDC, HPD and HDC as well as numerous local council members and the Borough President, the project will play an important role in the revitalization of Jamaica and bring hundreds of high quality housing units to Queens.

There are several remarkable features of Archer Green that are hoped to be a template to future developments. Primarily, the high quality housing and rich amenity spaces that will attract and retain families and individuals in Jamaica. The true community model of affordable housing is achieved by inclusion of people earning 40%, 60% and 100% AMI.

Client: Omni New York LLC

Structural: DeSimone Consulting Engineers

Civil: YU & Associates

Landscape: Billie Cohen Ltd.

MEP: Loring Consulting Engineers

Facade Consultant: RWDI

Expeditor: Design 2147

Geotechnical: GZA GeoEnvironmental

Elevator: Hubert H. Hayes, Inc.

Energy: Bright Power

General Contractor: Lettire Construction

Awards:

2022, Big Apple Brownfield Award for Environmentally Responsible Building

2020, 2021, New York Housing Conference Awards, Award Gallery

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