Affordable Housing Building at 145 West 108th Street Nears Completion on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Construction is nearing completion on 145 West 108th Street, an 11-story mixed-use building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, the nearly 200,000-square-foot project will yield 199 units for both low-income families and seniors, and an upcoming Valley Lodge facility serving 110 seniors. The property will also include 160,453 square feet of community facility space, a new home for the Central Park Medical Unit, and public restrooms for Anibal Aviles Playground directly adjacent to the east of the structure. A second phase to the east near the end of the block will bring an additional 81 senior living spaces.

Recent photos show the state of work at the site, which is located between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. The façade is comprised of many different elements, including a grid of windows with bronze-colored spandrels, a central section with a warm-colored brick envelope, and wings with earth-toned masonry walls speckled with dark bricks. The upper levels above the eighth-floor setback are clad in simple gray precast panels.

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Sidewalk scaffolding and construction barriers run along West 108th Street, while crates of stacked bricks sit behind waiting to be laid. A narrow assembly of metal scaffolding and black netting vertically runs up the centerline of the edifice, but should be taken down soon. Photographs taken from above street level show the rooftop featuring numerous long rows of solar panels surrounded by a perimeter of metal fencing.

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

145 West 108th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Residential amenities will include a lounge, a laundry room, a bike room, a children’s playroom, and an outdoor terrace. 145 West 108th Street is located within close proximity to three subway stations: the 103rd Street and Cathedral Parkway-110th Street stations on the 1 train to the west and the 110th Street station on the B and C trains to the east.

A previous completion date for 145 West 108th Street was slated for last year, but sometime in the next several months is possible.

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14 Comments on "Affordable Housing Building at 145 West 108th Street Nears Completion on Manhattan’s Upper West Side"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | April 4, 2021 at 9:29 am | Reply

    Bricks are on the rise to development, it is a building material that does not disappear from the world. It cannot walk, but can live. Thank you.

  2. If only every affordable housing building could be like this…

  3. Lorraine givens | April 4, 2021 at 7:45 pm | Reply

    Yes yes let.s go senior. Thank you

  4. Freddy Martinez | April 4, 2021 at 9:45 pm | Reply

    Are you taking cityfebs vouchers..

  5. Patricia Felder | April 5, 2021 at 4:29 am | Reply

    Is this for 108 st

  6. Rachel Stacy Robinson | April 5, 2021 at 11:04 am | Reply

    How do you receive an application

  7. Pedro maria guerrero | April 5, 2021 at 11:27 am | Reply

    How do your receive an aprication please tanks your

  8. Please send me an application. I’m a senior looking for a one-bedroom apartment. I live with relatives and there is no space for me.

  9. manuel turbides | April 5, 2021 at 3:28 pm | Reply

    Manuel Turbides will appresiated if you send me info about app for living 1 bedrroom apt.

  10. manuel turbides | April 5, 2021 at 3:36 pm | Reply

    manuel turbides senior need info how apply for 1 bedroom apt in the 145 west 108 st or any other facility open in that area plz

  11. I am looking for a one bedroom section 8 that take voucher

  12. I have Section 8 housing do I apply if so please email me a application appreciate it

  13. How can I get an apt here I am a single person and need a studio apt I have section 8 and I have SSI and ssd and I would like to live in the building

  14. Hello!
    In 2021 year manager on premises Sara mentioned that it will be a Jim on premises. I asked her twice about it . Both times she said ‘’yes’’.
    May someone answer me why that space will be used for medical clinic instead?

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