16-Story NYCHA Infill Development Coming to 120 3rd Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

120 3rd Avenue, rendering by Aufgang Architects120 3rd Avenue, rendering by Aufgang Architects

The New York Daily News has broken news that Arker Companies and Two Trees will develop a sixteen-story mixed-income building at 120 3rd Avenue, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This comes almost two years after the city announced a program focused on reutilizing thirty to forty New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) locations around the city. Effectively, this means new structures rising up on undeveloped land generally used for recreation or, in the case of this newest announcement, two parking lots.

The site will create a total 500 new apartments with half at market-rate, and the other half dedicated to lower-income tenants. The project has been met with some heat, with various members of the community concerned about the effects of new market-rate units in the neighborhood, as well as concern for the loss of ground space.

120 3rd Avenue, via Google Maps

120 3rd Avenue, via Google Maps

NYCHA justifies the move by explaining that the cash is necessary to help the stringent agency with its large portfolio. With NYCHS sitting on so much empty space that has gone underutilized for decades, additional sites are likely to follow suit in the coming years as well.

Renderings by Aufgang Architects show an attractive, large-windowed 17-story high-rise standing roughly as tall as its surrounding counterparts in Wyckoff Gardens. Permits have not yet been filed for the project.

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6 Comments on "16-Story NYCHA Infill Development Coming to 120 3rd Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: What are you doing?, you working with the projects for developments.

  2. Market rate apartments literally surrounded by a housing project are going to be a hard sell.

  3. Marc Leslie Kagan | January 29, 2018 at 3:50 pm | Reply

    At least the building is architecturally interesting with good massing and good looking materials.

  4. I agree with StatenIslander. If NYCHA insists on adding more density to existing housing projects, at least make the new housing available to lower income folks with great need.

  5. NeoGrec, it won’t be a hard sell. This is NYC, there are NYCHA buildings all around and rich people live next to them. Have you walked down 9th and 10th avenues in Chelsea lately??

  6. Please consider me a least for a studio I lost my husband a officer due to 911 illness I neef a low afforable he was a city officer n I neef an apt

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