Back in late 2014, renderings and details surfaced of the 78-unit residential conversion of the five-story former Public School 186 at 525 West 145th Street, in Hamilton Heights. Harlem+Bespoke now reports the façade of the once dilapidated structure has been largely restored. Eight of the residential units will rent at market-rate prices, although the rest will rent at below market-rates spanning a wide range of income brackets. Apartments at the Residences at PS186 will come in studio-, one-, and two-bedroom configurations and will spread across 100,533 square feet of residential space, which means units should average a spacious 1,289 square feet apiece. The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem will operate 11,302 square feet of the building. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Monadnock Development, Alembic Community Development, and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development are the developers. Completion is expected this summer.
Back in April 0f 2015, the Department of City Planning selected Brooklyn-based Monadnock Development to build an all-affordable residential building with commercial space at the parking lot at 133-45 – 133-55 41st Avenue, in Downtown Flushing. Now the developer has filed applications for the project, which will rise 10 stories and contain 232 residential units. The new building, dubbed One Flushing, will encompass 286,193 square feet, and ground-floor commercial-retail and community facility space will total 28,864 and 13,872 square feet, respectively. Apartments will begin on the second floor and should average 792 square feet apiece.
A forlorn industrial area next to the Cross Bronx Expressway in West Farms may finally see new life, now that plans have been filed for a large affordable housing development there. Prolific affordable developer Monadnock Construction hopes to build a 15-story mixed-use building at 1905 West Farms Road, near the Bronx River and P.S. 214.
Since a vast industrial swath of Mott Haven was rezoned in the South Bronx several years ago, affordable housing developers have slowly begun to build in the area, taking advantage of large vacant lots and cheap, derelict factories. One such developer has filed plans for a 12-story affordable building at 491 Gerard Avenue, a block over from the Major Deegan Expressway and a short walk from the 2, 4 and 5 trains at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.
Alloy and Monadnock Development’s One John Street condos are rising quickly along the Dumbo waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park, already reaching 10 stories, after rising out of the ground only earlier this year.