Yesterday, the New York City Planning Commission unanimously approved a new affordable housing development for 3 Livonia Avenue, in Brownsville. This will be the fifth project in Brooklyn by the non-profit partnership of Breaking Ground and The African American Planning Commission Inc. The development, named Edwin’s Place, will create 125 rental units for homeless and low-income families, and comes as part of the Mayor’s housing initiative to build 80,000 new, affordable units over a span of ten years.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
An anonymous corporation has filed permits for a new six-story residential building in East Flatbush, at 1622 New York Avenue. The location is just four blocks away from the Flatbush Avenue Station, which is the end of the line for the 2 and 5 trains. The stop is central to a busy retail area next to the Brooklyn College campus.
Only a few blocks away from the Queens Village LIRR station, and roughly an hour-long commute from Manhattan, permits have been filed for a large four-story commercial building at 222-25 Jamaica Avenue. The Queens neighborhood is famous for small picket-fence yards, so the new development will be a substantial change of pace.
Today YIMBY has the latest on RXR’s imminent opening of Atlantic Station in Downtown Stamford, Connecticut, but that isn’t the only news out of the city. Yesterday was the groundbreaking event for yet another new rental, by Urban Ready Living ( i.e. URBY), which will be building its fourth iteration, following others in Staten Island, Jersey City, and Harrison, NJ. The development occupies a 4.3-acre lot, and is being built by Ironstate Development Co., in a joint venture partnership with Brookfield Property Group. Stamford Mayor David Martin also participated in the event, and expressed joy for finally filling the space he referred to as the infamous “hole in the ground.”
There aren’t many architects nowadays who would expect to get the opportunity to work on a Gothic Revival Castle in New York City, but TRA Studios is doing exactly that in The Bronx’s Riverdale neighborhood. Instead of building a new one, they are redesigning Fonthill Castle to accommodate a new school for the College of Mount Saint Vincent.