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A rendering of Archer Green Apartments in Jamaica Queens. Credit: Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects A rendering of Archer Green Apartments in Jamaica Queens. Credit: Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects

NEW YORK CITY—Construction has begun on the conversion of a former New York City Police Department parking garage in Jamaica, Queens into a mixed-use development that will feature more than 380 affordable housing units.

A host of city officials were on hand for the groundbreaking for the Archer Green Apartments project on Friday, including New York City Economic Development Corporation president and CEO James Patchett; Housing Development Corporation EVP of real estate Paula Roy Carethers, Department of Housing Preservation and Development; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilmember I. Daneek Miller, State Senator Leroy Comrie, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, representatives with construction manager Omni New York LLC and community leaders.

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John Jordan

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