Beach Green Dunes Phase II has officially broken ground, representing the city’s continued investment to rehabilitate Far Rockaway following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The development will contain 127 rental units, which will be designated affordable housing for very low, low, and moderate income residents. The project will also contain 3,000 square feet of retail area and a parking structure designed to accommodate 50 motor vehicles.
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Phipps Houses, a major developer in the affordable housing market, has filed plans for a new, three-building development in Forest Hills, Queens. When complete, the project will introduce 298 new apartments, community facilities, and a four-story parking garage to the neighborhood.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 1074 Washington Avenue, in Morrisania, The Bronx. The area was originally part of the massive estate for the powerful Morris Family. The site is six blocks away from the Melrose train station, serviced by Metro North’s Harlem Line. Fifteen blocks away is the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Bronx Pro Group will be responsible for the development. The firm is dedicated to creating and managing energy-efficient affordable housing. In the past, they have created passive housing projects, including 3365 Third Avenue.
An open lot one block north of the A Train’s Beach 44th Street-Frank Avenue Station, in Edgemere, Queens, is about to see a substantial new development. Applications for 4515 Rockaway Beach Boulevard show an eight-story building with a total construction area of 121,393 square feet, which will include a 2,961 square-foot retail component on the ground floor, and 92,488 square feet of residential space, to be divided amongst 119 apartments. There will be 50 parking spaces in all, with 13 located on the first floor and the others on the open lot, and the structure will be flood-proofed. Mark Ginsberg of Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP is the architect of record, and HPD is the site’s developer, which means rentals are guaranteed.
A year and a half ago, YIMBY wrote about a pair of affordable rental buildings headed for the rent-stabilized Lafayette Boynton complex in the Soundview section of the South Bronx. Now, Nelson Management Group and L+M Development are breaking ground on the two towers at 1520 and 1530 Story Avenue.