On Wednesday, The Brooklyn Public Library and Fifth Avenue Committee celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Sunset Park Library and Apartments, an eight-story mixed-use building at 5108 4th Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The first development of its kind, the project combines affordable housing with a public library in a new model for urban development that blends community services with housing needs.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1429 East Gun Hill Road, a four-story residential building in Pelham Gardens, The Bronx. Designed by Badaly Architect and developed by Ferdinand Markushi under the GF Gunhill Road LLC, the structure yields 16 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are five units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $76,149 to $198,250.
Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 3118 Webster Avenue in Norwood, The Bronx. Located between East 204th Street and East 205th Street, the lot is near the Norwood-205th Street subway station, serviced by the D train. Matthew Gross of Urban Builders Collaborative is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Foundations are progressing at 201-207 Seventh Avenue, the site of a nine-story residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan. Designed by Amie Gross Architects and developed by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development under the Chelsea HDFC, the 85-foot-tall structure will span 30,859 square feet and yield 26 affordable co-op units in studio to three-bedroom layouts, as well as 1,828 square feet of retail space divided among three tenants. A.A.D. Construction Corp. is the general contractor for the property, which is alternately addressed as 170 West 22nd Street and located at the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and West 22nd Street.
Construction has broken ground at 251 Douglass Street, the site of a 15-story residential building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Designed by Fogarty Finger Architects and developed by Charney Companies and Tavros Capital, the 15-story building will span 250,000 square feet and yield 260 residential rental apartments. Notably, 25 percent of the inventory will be designated as affordable housing, aligning with city efforts to increase inclusive living options. The development will also include ground-floor retail spaces and parking facilities, enhancing the area’s commercial and residential appeal.