Phipps Houses has closed on $116 million in financing to complete the fourth phase of Rockaway Village, a mixed-use affordable housing project in Far Rockaway, Queens. The ongoing development is slowly replacing an abandoned shopping center and will comprise 1,700 units of affordable housing, 120,000 square feet of commercial and community facility space, and 590 parking spaces.
The Far Rockaway Village
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Rockaway Village Apartments, three residential buildings at 1701, 1721, and 1725 Village Lane in Far Rockaway, Queens. Designed by Marvel Architects and developed by Phipps Houses, the structures yield a total 1,693 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 692 units for residents at 30 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $15,806 to $148,000. Due to system capacity limitations the 550 units advertised do not represent actual unit availability. There are an additional 18 studios, 26 one-bedrooms, 72 two-bedrooms, and 26 three-bedroom units in the 100 percent AMI tier not reflected below.
Permits have been filed for three mixed-use buildings at 20-12 and 21-02 Mott Avenue, and 17-21 Redfern Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens. The three structures are part of Phase 3 of the Rockaway Village complex, a five-phase development bringing eight buildings with retail, community facilities, and 1,700 new affordable housing units to an under-utilized area near the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station, serviced by the A train. Non-profit developer Phipps Houses under the Mott Center, LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications. Marvel Architects is listed as the architect of record.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use development at 1725 Village Lane, in Far Rockaway, Queens. The site will be a re-imagining of the mostly-abandoned Far Rockaway Shopping Center.