Kingsley House, an affordable senior housing in Westchester County will soon get a major rehabilitation to the tune of $35.8 million. New York State Homes and Community Renewal, MDG Design + Construction LLC, Smith & Henzy Advisory Group, Inc. are partnering up to renovate and preserve the affordability of 164 units in the Mitchell-Lama housing development at 41 Barker Avenue in White Plains.
“This $35.8 million investment in Kingsley House will outfit all apartments with modern, energy-efficient amenities and ensure long-term affordability for 164 senior households,” said RuthAnne Visnauskas, commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal. “The rising cost of housing in Westchester County means that we must take great care to preserve and protect our existing housing stock, especially buildings reserved for older New Yorkers. Mitchell-Lama developments are incredibly valuable housing assets in communities across the State and we thank MDG Design + Construction and Smith & Henzy for moving the Kingsley House rehabilitation project forward.”
The 12-story building serves seniors earning up to 50 percent of area median income, and has 33 studios, 115 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms, and one superintendent unit. Amenities include an outdoor patio, library, community room with kitchen area, laundry room, mail room, and parking. There is also one commercial space, currently occupied by Diamond Chiropractic & Wellness.
Upgrades across all units include new cabinets, sinks, backsplash tile, interior doors and hardware, flooring, updated bathrooms with medicine cabinets, toilets, faucet aerators, and shower heads. Residences will also get Energy Star-rated appliances and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. Shared spaces will get receive new flooring and LED lighting, as well as new finishes in the library and community room and new mailboxes in the mail room. Updates will be done to the elevators, balcony, façade, roof, and entryway, making it wheelchair-accessible. The scope of work also includes new energy-efficient windows and balcony doors to meet green building requirements.
No details have been released regarding the timeline or the expected completion date for the rehabilitation project.