Construction has officially wrapped up on a 12-story affordable housing development in the Mott Haven community of The Bronx. Located at 869 East 147th Street, the new “MLK Plaza” is the culmination of a partnership between private entity Radson Development, along with the city’s Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).
Last but not least in this week’s updates on the city’s Brownsville plan is the first look at Livonia 4, a mixed-use, multi-site development comprised of a series of adjacent parcels in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Construction is expected to begin this year and the project is the third new development announced as part of “The Brownsville Plan,” with design by Magnusson Architecture and Planning. The $1 billion initiative is expected to yield over 2,500 affordable homes, infrastructure upgrades, arts and cultural facilities, and new community service programs.
East New York has been in the headlines recently thanks to a major rezoning that is paving the way for the area’s transformation into a denser and fully revitalized neighborhood, and now YIMBY has the first images of a major new development coming to 1427-1449 Loring Avenue. The plans, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC, would result in four buildings covering an entire city block.
Construction has topped out and façade installation has begun on the eight-story, 54-unit mixed-use building under development at 275 West 140th Street, located on the corner of Frederick Douglass Boulevard in northern Harlem. Harlem+Bespoke offered a glimpse of the building, dubbed Strivers Plaza, in its final stages. The latest permits indicate the structure measures 64,948 square feet. The ground floor will host an 8,024-square-foot market, in addition to 498 square feet of community facility space. On the floors above, 53 of the units (the 54th will be occupied by the superintendent) will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. The apartments will come in studios to two-bedrooms, averaging 876 square feet apiece. Radson Development is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the design. Completion can probably be expected later this year.
Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.