Local officials have approved proposals to construct a 185-unit rental building at 208-216 King Street in Port Chester, a village in Westchester County. Developed by Regency Port Chester JJV LLC, the property is the latest project set to break ground within the Port Chester Opportunity Zone, an area of the village where developers have access to special incentives meant to offset building and investment costs. The council handling the project includes Anthony B. Gioffre III of Cuddy & Feder LLP, and Bonnie VonOhlsen, AICP RLA, of Kimley-Horn Engineering and Landscape Architecture.
Proposals for the project were first reviewed in April 2021 and were approved at a meeting with the Port Chester Planning Commission this month.
Designed by architect Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners, the building will offer a mix of floor plans ranging from studios up to three-bedroom layouts. A total of 19 units will be offered below market-rate as affordable housing units. The most premium units will offer private outdoor space.
Renderings of the building illustrate a mixed-material façade with bright gray and red brick and dark gray cladding. The window system features a standard size and grid pattern arrangement.
When complete, tenants will have access to more than 13,000 square feet of amenity spaces including a rooftop pool and a partially shaded roof deck, top-floor lounge, coworking spaces, a fitness center with a yoga room, a flexible conference room for events and gatherings, and a dog run.
Additional services include an on-site parking garage for up to 152 vehicles as well as 47 bicycle docks.
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So these developers exploited the “opportunity” to build majority market rate condos despite the fact that it was zoned because the area was deemed neglected. This is criminal.
Look at the surrounding context. Every single market rate condo they are developing on the site will be more affordable than the surrounding single family homes.