Last fall, DNAinfo reported Lambert Houses, a sprawling subsidized housing project in the West Farms section of the Bronx, would be demolished and replaced with new affordable housing. Now, those plans are coming to fruition, and new building applications have been filed for 18 stories of apartments at 984 East 180th Street.
Back in September of 2014, news broke that a seven-story, 90-unit mixed-income residential project was being planned at 1552 Bergen Street, in eastern Crown Heights, located six blocks south of the Utica Avenue stop on the A/C trains. The 68,711-square-foot building, dubbed Concern Bergen, has been quietly rising and has since topped out. Now, applications for the apartments – a mix of affordable, supportive, and market-rate units – are available, according to DNAinfo. Of the 90 apartments, 55 will be assigned to adults with psychiatric disabilities and will average 480 square feet apiece. The next 33 apartments, comprised of one- and two-bedrooms, will rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery, while the remaining two apartments will be market-rate rentals. The 35 non-supportive units should average 877 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a computer lab, multiple lounges, a laundry, private storage space, storage for 21 bikes, a seven-car garage on the ground floor, and an outdoor terrace. Long Island-based Concern for Independent Living is the developer, while Dattner Architects is behind the design. Occupancy is expected in September.
In January, news broke that New York University’s Langone Medical Center signed a lease for 55,000 square feet on three floors of the planned 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use project at 175 Delancey Street – Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development – located on the Lower East Side. Now, construction is ongoing on the ground-floor of the building, The Lo-Down reports. This portion of the development will measure 177,950 square feet and will feature 100 senior housing units. In addition to the medical center, the project’s four-story base will include 6,000 square feet of retail, a 13,000-square-foot senior center with a coffee shop, a 24,000-square-foot education facility, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor garden. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Delancy Street Associates (L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners) is developing. Completion is expected in 2017.
After having its first proposal rejected, a supportive housing institution in Brooklyn has received approval to expand its campus. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to allow both demolition and new construction on the campus of the Institute for Community Living (ICL), located at 839 St. Marks Avenue, at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.
A nonprofit that operates supportive housing wants to expand its facilities in Crown Heights, but it will have to do more work on the plan. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission did not approve plans for the Institute for Community Living’s campus at 839 St. Marks Avenue, on the corner of Brooklyn Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District.