Breaking Ground, with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), has proposed to convert the five-story former La Semana hotel at 25 West 24th Street, in the Flatiron District, into a 47-bed homeless shelter, DNAinfo reported. The facility would be an emergency shelter for street-homeless individuals. Housing there would be temporary until the city could move individuals to more sustainable living arrangements. After opposition from neighborhood residents grew before a recently scheduled meeting, officials decided to postpone the discussion until later this month. DHS doesn’t need the local Community Board’s approval and plans to move forward with the conversion as-of-right, according to its spokesperson. La Semana closed earlier this year after accumulating years of nightmarish reviews on TripAdvisor.
The façade of a new 14-story, 37-unit supportive housing building has been unveiled at 257 West 29th Street, in Chelsea. This comes after YIMBY reported that construction on the project was wrapping up in June. The progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new building measure 27,455 square feet and its residential units should average 661 square feet apiece. All of the apartments will rent at below-market rates, although it’s still unclear who is expected to occupy them. Supportive housing is typically reserved for the most underprivileged and tenants usually have access to health and social services. Listed amenities include storage for 19 bikes and multi-purpose rooms on the ground and cellar levels. Arker Companies is the developer and Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
Construction of the 14-story supportive housing building at 257 West 29th Street in Chelsea is in its final stretch. Cladding is in progress underneath the black netting that shrouds the building. The 143-foot-high, 37-unit building is developed by Arker Companies. Aufgang Architects are responsible for architectural design and construction administration. Chateau GC LLC serves as the general contractor.
Plans were filed yesterday to build a six-story supportive housing development for veterans at 984 Woodycrest Avenue, in the Highbridge section of the southwestern Bronx. CMC Development Group posted this image on their website of the project, which will apparently be clad in red brick on the upper floors and gray brick on the ground floor.