Plans have been revealed for 670 new affordable apartments within two buildings in Downtown Far Rockaway, Queens. The project comes as part of the neighborhood’s rezoning announced last September. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) along with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) jointly announced the project.
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 twelve-story mixed-use building at 1661 Westchester Avenue, in the Soundview neighborhood of The Bronx. The site is two blocks away from the Morrison Avenue-Soundview subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Not-for-profit Phipps Houses will be responsible for the development. Their mission has been to provide children, youth, and families that live in low-income neighborhoods with rental housing accompanied by support to help tenants thrive through comprehensive education and career programs, as well as facilitating access to community services.
Another new addition to Morrisania, in The Bronx, is just months away from completion, at Melrose Commons North Site C, also known as Elton Crossing. YIMBY last reported on the building in September of 2014, when renderings were revealed. Briarwood Organization and Phipps Houses are responsible for development.
With East New York’s rezoning now finalized, YIMBY recently revealed one of the first big developments coming to the neighborhood, at 1427-1429 Loring Avenue. Permits were also recently filed for a new complex at 3301 Atlantic Avenue/250 Euclid Avenue, at the end of January. Now, we have the first rendering for that building as well, which is being designed by Dattner Architects.