The Jamaica Now Action Plan includes new initiatives around foreclosure prevention, streetscape improvements and workforce training for community residents, including connecting young people to opportunities at anchor healthcare institutions in the area. The Action Plan incorporates programs initiated by the de Blasio Administration in 2014, and so far in 2015, as well as several developments which are currently underway.
The City’s investment in Jamaica has led to new housing, retail and commercial projects which, over the next five years, will result in approximately 3,000 new housing units, 500,000 square feet of retail space and 800 hotel rooms. The Action Plan builds on this momentum and seeks to provide the most benefit to the community by placing an emphasis on economic opportunities, cultural amenities and supportive infrastructure. The strategic actions identified through the community engagement process will help transform Jamaica into a more attractive and affordable destination to live, work and visit.