The New York City Housing Authority has partnered with BFC Partners, CB Emmanuel Realty, and non-profit organization Catholic Homes New York to complete $100 million in capital improvements at the West Brighton residential campus in Staten Island. Known formally as West Brighton I and II, the scope of work will impact more than 1,400 residents or 574 apartments spread across 14 buildings.
Developers and city officials recently joined to celebrate the beginning of occupancy at 1101 and 1089 President Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Developed in partnership by Breaking Ground and BFC Partners, the two-building complex once served as the historic Bedford Union Armory and now comprises 415 income-restricted rental units, a parking garage, and the 500,000-square-foot Major R. Owens Health and Wellness Community Center, a sprawling facility with large recreational spaces and offices for medical access and emotional counseling.
Exterior work is progressing on 1607 Surf Avenue, a ten-story, 100-percent affordable housing building in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Designed by S9 Architecture and Engineering and developed by BFC Partners, the 104-foot-tall structure will span 360,912 square feet and yield 376 rental units spread across 282,095 square feet, as well as 11,000 square feet of commercial space, 9,000 square feet of community space, a cellar level, and a 2,500-square-foot primary care facility run by New York City Health + Hospitals. Coney Island Associates Phase 2 is the general contractor for the $189 million project, which is bound by Surf Avenue to the south, West 16th Street to the east, and West 17th Street to the West.
Construction is complete on The Kira, a 139-unit affordable and supportive housing project at 153-19 Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. Designed by GF55 Partners and developed by New Destiny Housing, BFC Partners, and SMJ Development, the 21-story mixed-use building houses a mix of rental apartments, a 5,000-square-foot retail space on the ground floor, and on-site supportive services.
Leasing has launched for The Arch, a 16-story residential building at 1101 President Street in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Brooklyn-based BFC Partners, the structure yields 323 rental units in studio to three-bedroom floor plans.