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
2022, Big Apple Brownfield Award for Environmentally Responsible Building
2020, 2021, New York Housing Conference Awards, Award Gallery
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