The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved a comprehensive renovation of the historic Harlem River Houses surrounding West 151st Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in Upper Manhattan. The scope of work includes major improvements to the existing landscape design and outdoor recreation areas, lighting and security improvements, new retail storefronts, refurbished apartments, and sustainability improvements.
Settlement Housing Fund
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 7 Dey Street, a 34-story mixed-use building designed by FXCollaborative in the Financial District of Manhattan. The lottery is run in cooperation with SL Green, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and non-profit Settlement Housing Fund. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 63 units for residents at 70 to 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $45,566 to $167,570.
Construction is imminent on Twin Parks Terrace, a 14-story affordable housing development in the Bronx’s Fordham Heights neighborhood. Settlement Housing and Joy Construction are developing the project on land owned by New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), in partnership with New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Development Corporation, and NYCHA. Danois Architects is designing the mixed-use building that will include 182 residential units, amenities, 10,489 square feet of ground-floor retail, and 1,883 square feet of community facility space.
Construction has wrapped on an affordable housing project at 1561 Walton Avenue, in The Bronx’s Concourse neighborhood. The 11-story building was a joint development by the Briarwood Organization and the Settlement Housing Fund (SHF), to create 59 affordable apartments for people with an income of 40% to 90% relative to the Area Median Income. The building was designed with the goal of fostering community within open spaces. Briarwood is also responsible for general contracting, while SHF is responsible for development.
It looks like another supertall will rise in Lower Manhattan. Plans for a 77-story, 600-unit mixed-use tower at 235-247 Cherry Street, on the southern end of the Lower East Side, have surfaced in City Planning documents obtained by Bowery Boogie. The schematic diagram indicates the tower’s roof level will clock in at 983 feet and 8 inches, which would be categorized as a supertall by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). A parapet enclosing the building’s bulkhead and mechanical equipment would boost the final height even further, possibly past the 1,000-foot mark. JDS Development Group is seeking minor zoning changes to build the tower. Details and renderings of the cantilevering project were first revealed in the spring. At the time, it was learned that the tower would include 150 affordable units, 10,000 square feet of retail, and a 4,600-square-foot senior center. The adjacent 10-story Two Bridges Senior Apartments would also see a renovation. SHoP Architects is behind the design, and Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and Settlement Housing Fund are the property owners. A single-story commercial building will have to be demolished. Construction is not expected to begin until at least 2018.