Jamaica Armory Renovation

The Army National Guard Armory in Jamaica, New York, is undergoing a complete interior modernization and rehabilitation, along with repairs to an exterior masonry wall near Long Island Railroad tracks. CHA led the design effort to rehabilitate and expand the more than 180,000 SF multi-story facility. With a $100 million construction budget, this fast-paced project was designed in under 18 months with bids that came in under budget.

The project includes a 41,000 SF Readiness Center addition and a 140,787 SF alteration of the National Guard Readiness Center and Vehicle Maintenance Shop that supports training, administrative, and logistical requirements. The Readiness Center includes a Vehicle Maintenance Facility supporting operational management, preventative maintenance, and scheduled repairs on all vehicles assigned to the facility. This support includes inspection, general repairs and replacement of major assemblies, lubrication, fluid changes, tune-ups, tire rotation, painting, welding, upholstery repair, testing, cleaning, part storage and retrieval, and minor part fabrication.

This facility is designed to meet industry standards, local, state, and federal building codes, and a life expectancy of a minimum of 50 years per the Department of Defense Unified Facility Code (UFC 1-200-02). The design includes requirements for individuals with disabilities and anti-terrorism measures.

Project Services:

  • Program Management
  • QA/QC for all A/E Services
  • BIM Coordination
  • Local Authority Having Jurisdiction Permitting Coordination
  • Long Island Railroad Coordination
  • Local Utilities Coordination
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • IT/Security