Today’s housing lottery round-up features six buildings in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and The Bronx with available affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days.
225 West 28th Street
The affordable housing lottery is open for Maverick, a 20-story mixed-use development at 225 West 28th Street in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by DXA Studio and developed by HAP Investments, the 154,820-square-foot building will yield 112 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 35 units for residents at 70 to 80 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $34,115 to $112,800.
Caisson pilings and ongoing foundation work have been spotted for the site of 215 West 28th Street, on the northern edge of Chelsea. Dubbed, “HAP Eight,” the project is set to stand 20 floors and 210 feet when complete. Comprised of two adjoining buildings, the site is being designed by DXA Architects and developed by HAP investments. The lot sits directly to the north of The Fashion Institute of Technology, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The nearly 300,000 square-foot project will consist of two separate buildings, one addressed as 215-219 West 28th Street, and the second addressed as 221-229 West 28th Street.
YIMBY has reported extensively on the residential development coming to 221 West 28th Street, with our initial reveal for the project depicting a design by ME Architect. That was sacrificed for an iteration by Karim Rashid, which was then tossed for a version by DXA Architecture, which subsequently evolved into the building’s latest format.
HAP Investments made its mark on Manhattan building splashy rental buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights. Now, the firm is pushing forward with its first major downtown project, a two-building, 290,000-square-foot residential development on West 28th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. They’ve filed plans for the second 21-story building in the complex, at 225 West 28th Street.