Affordable Housing Slated for 50-25 Barnett Avenue after CB2 Approval, in Sunnyside, Queens

50-25 Barnett Avenue Rendering50-25 Barnett Avenue Rendering

A seven-story, fully affordable housing complex may be coming to Sunnyside, Queens. Led by non-profit developer Phipps Houses, the 167-unit building is proposed for 50-25 Barnett Avenue. Last week the local Community Board 2 voted in favor of the rezoning application needed to move forward on the project for residents with incomes between 40 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI).

Rendering of 50-25 Barnett Avenue - Phipps Houses

Rendering of 50-25 Barnett Avenue – Phipps Houses

However the vote comes with several contingencies, as reported by Sunnyside Post. The board required Phipps to lower the top AMI band to 80 percent from 90 percent.

Phipps is also the property manager for Phipps Garden Apartments, another Sunnyside residential complex that has since fallen into disrepair. Over the next six months, Phipps has to complete several required repairs to the Gardens Apartments, including eliminating rodent and insect infestations, eliminating mold throughout the property, repainting common areas, and cleaning out dry wells. Phipps will also need to place new trash collection services, implement a landscaping plan. and carry out annual apartment inspections.

Community Board 2 is also requiring Phipps to use a third party to conduct tenant surveys, sharing results with the board and make the results available for it to review.

As YIMBY previously reported, partial funding for the project will be sourced from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s “Our Space Initiative” subsidy and the Housing Development Corporation, pending approval. Construction would be expected to take 24 months with full completion by 2023.

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30 Comments on "Affordable Housing Slated for 50-25 Barnett Avenue after CB2 Approval, in Sunnyside, Queens"

  1. There better not be any people commenting on here wishing for an application. Nobody can apply at this stage of development. ☺

  2. I have a emergency voucher from 100 gold street due to my younger son got shot out here in Coney Island and they gave me a emergency move package from we’re I live in ocean tower the bad building can you please help me and my family with and apartment please thank you very much have a bless day and I have H P d section. 8 for many years to

  3. I would like to apply

  4. Steven Arthur Fisher | December 9, 2020 at 6:19 pm | Reply

    I am 73 years & in a nursing rehap Center at Manhattan’s Upper East Side? Please send me an app., pertinent to my SSD income, & all current rents?

  5. Two years go faster were can I apply?

  6. Steven A. Fisher | December 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Reply

    Steven A. Fisher, RM. 1313-2 Upper East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 211 E79th St., NY, NY 10076. A SSD Senior Cit. app. & quoted rents?

  7. Headline should read. Proven slumlord gets approval to develop affordable housing project IMO

    • You are right that’s how it should read. Why would they be given this okay when they can’t keep their current place up dated. Another big pocket slumlord coming right up…smh

  8. Will they be accepting Cityfelps Certificates for
    senior citizen 64yrs of age?

  9. Hello can I apply for this development I’ve been applying for housing connect over 11 years and I never got any Lottery if you have any one bedroom apartment I would greatly appreciate it thank you so much for your time concern and consideration

  10. What do I need to do to fill out an application?

  11. Please may have a application for this complex

  12. i would like to get an application for this building i”ve been waiting mybage is 62,please send me an application,thank u very much.

  13. I will love to apply I’m looking for one bedroom apartment

  14. Manuel Turbides | December 10, 2020 at 7:28 am | Reply

    Manny Turbides Dec 10 2020 I’m a city of Yonkers NY 73 yo deseable driver pls will you cainly send me info how to apply for an apt

  15. Procedures are not senior friendly. Must have hearing issues plus other medical issues. Are not on line have no access to. Unable to comprehend. Mobility issues.
    And they state affordable which is ridiculous because they are NOT AFFORDABLE. ITS A DISGRACE

  16. I need to apply because I have 75 years old and my cardiologist is in New York Presbyterian hospital.

  17. Where can I get an application to apply for the apartments

  18. How do you apply for these apartments?

  19. Mercedes Grimaldi | December 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm | Reply

    Hello, my name is Mercedes Grimaldi, I want to know if it is possible that I can apply living in another state.

  20. Christine Echavarria | December 11, 2020 at 1:41 am | Reply

    Please send me aplicacion at 384E 194st aptE bronx ny 10458

  21. How can I apply for the Sunnyside affordable apartments

  22. please send me application tomy hoyse at 896 park ave brooklyn ny 11206 apt 2a

  23. Hello!!! Would love to have application

  24. Tiffany king

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