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5108 Fourth Avenue

Revealed: Eight-Story, 49-Unit Library-Residential Project Proposed At 5108 Fourth Avenue, Sunset Park

A rendering has been revealed of the proposed eight-story, 49-unit mixed-use project at 5108 Fourth Avenue, located on the corner of 51st Street in Sunset Park. The rendering comes as the project was recently approved by Community Board 7 as part of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), Brooklyn Daily reported. If all approvals are granted, the new building would feature Brooklyn Public Library’s new Sunset Park branch, measuring 21,000 square feet. There would be 49 affordable rental residential units on the floors above, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms.



775 Crotona Park North. Rendering via Welcome2TheBronx

Reveal for Seven-Story, 82-Unit Affordable Senior Building Planned at 775 Crotona Park North, Tremont

Details and a rendering have been revealed for a seven-story, 82-unit affordable residential building planned at 775 Crotona Park North (a.k.a. 1784 Prospect Avenue), in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. Dubbed Crotona Senior Residences, it will comprise entirely of affordable housing geared specifically to LGBT seniors (although all elderly people, regardless of orientation, will be allowed to apply), Welcome2TheBronx reported. It will also include a supportive facility with services for residents in the building and around the community. New building applications have not yet been filed, but Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the design architect.

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860 East 147th Street

12-Story, 165-Unit All-Affordable Residential Building Proposed at 860 East 147th Street, Mott Haven

Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.


165 Huguenot Street

Reveal For Six-Story, 71-Unit Mixed-Use Building At 165 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle

Last October, YIMBY brought you news that Anup Misra, head of East & Hudson Real Estate, is developing a six-story, 71-unit mixed-use building at 165 Huguenot Street, in downtown New Rochelle. Now, the Daily Voice has a rendering of the project, dubbed the Print House. The 64,000- square-foot building will feature studio, one-, and two-bedroom rental apartments, measuring between 500 and 975 square feet apiece. There will also be 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency recently approved a 12-year Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) structure for the project, which is a tax incentive. An existing two-story commercial building must first be demolished. Construction is expected to begin this spring, with completion scheduled in 2017. Magnusson Architecture & Planning is behind the design.


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