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257 West 29th Street

Construction Wraps on 14-Story, 37-Unit Supportive Housing Project at 257 West 29th Street, Chelsea

The façade of a new 14-story, 37-unit supportive housing building has been unveiled at 257 West 29th Street, in Chelsea. This comes after YIMBY reported that construction on the project was wrapping up in June. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new building measure 27,455 square feet and its residential units should average 661 square feet apiece. All of the apartments will rent at below-market rates, although it’s still unclear who is expected to occupy them. Supportive housing is typically reserved for the most underprivileged and tenants usually have access to health and social services. Listed amenities include storage for 19 bikes and multi-purpose rooms on the ground and cellar levels. Arker Companies is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.


Peninsula Hospital Center

Multi-Building, Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Former Peninsula Hospital Center Site, Edgemere, Queens

The Arker Companies and the Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation have acquired, for $19 million, the site of the former Peninsula Hospital Center, located at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive in Edgemere, along the Rockaways in Queens. The developers plan to build a multi-building residential and commercial complex, according to DNAinfo. It’s unclear how large the project will be, but plans will be going through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), which indicates an individual rezoning is in the works. That means at least 30 percent of the residential units will have to be affordable. A four-story nursing home on site is currently occupied and will remain, but the four-story, 173-bed hospital building will be demolished. The hospital has been closed since 2012. The site – bound by Beach 50th Street, Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach 53rd Street, and Beach Channel Drive – is five blocks from the Beach 60th Street stop on the A train.


424 West 55th Street

Seven-Story, 17-Unit Affordable Residential Building Complete at 424 West 55th Street, Hell’s Kitchen

Back in July of 2014, YIMBY revealed an initial rendering of the planned seven-story, 17-unit all-affordable residential building at 424 West 55th Street, in Hell’s Kitchen. At the time, we reported that excavation was underway at the site. The 21,339-square-foot building has since been entirely constructed and applications for the apartments are now available, according to DNAinfo. The rental apartments should average 1,082 square feet apiece and will range from studio to three-bedroom configurations. Amenities will include storage for nine bicycles, laundry facilities, and an outdoor recreational area behind the building on the ground floor. Arker Companies is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is expected this summer.


Exterior Work Nears Completion on 14-Story Supportive Housing Building at 257 West 29th Street, Chelsea

Construction of the 14-story supportive housing building at 257 West 29th Street in Chelsea is in its final stretch. Cladding is in progress underneath the black netting that shrouds the building. The 143-foot-high, 37-unit building is developed by Arker Companies. Aufgang Architects are responsible for architectural design and construction administration. Chateau GC LLC serves as the general contractor.

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Demo Work Almost Done at 211 West 28th Street, Chelsea, in Preparation for 14-Story Residential Vertical Extension

The six-story, 69-foot-high walk-up at 211 West 28th Street has been reduced to two floors, as part of a vertical enlargement that would extend the building to 14 stories. Given the proposed 150-foot height, individual floors will average a generous 10’-9” from slab to slab. The new building would nearly double the 13,332 square feet of the original, bringing the figure up to 24,563 square feet. The former office floors would be replaced with 37 residential units. The project is being developed by Arker Companies, with Aufgang Architects as designer.

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