The southeast Queens neighborhood of Jamaica is notorious for its high rate of foreclosure and low rate of economic development, but despite the neighborhood's failure to realize a 2007 rezoning due to the recession, new residential and commercial developments are now popping up en masse across the enclave. Exactly why so much new development is happening can't be contributed to a single factor, but in June the Journal speculated that a combination of the neighborhood's concentration of municipal structures, schools, and affordability are behind its revival. Although we take to mapping the new residential structures coming to the 'hood, it's also seeing a sprinkling of hotels and department stores, too.
With research and writing by Angely Mercado.
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