Building attractive affordable housing on a limited budget is an issue developers and designers throughout the city wrestle with on a daily basis. So YIMBY talked to a few architects behind innovative affordable and supportive projects about what works—materials, layouts, green features—and how proposed zoning changes might shape new buildings.
Yossi Toledano has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building measuring 3,315 square feet at the vacant lot 841 East 220th Street, in Williamsbridge. Bricolage Design is designing the project, which is located in the northern reaches of East Bronx.
Henry Weiss, doing business under BH Skill LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building measuring 7,025 square feet at the vacant lot of 110 Skillman Street, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant. Genaro Urueta is designing the project.
The LI Herald reports developer iStar FM Loans LLC is finalizing deals with City Council for their planned two-building, 15-story mixed-use development spanning the vacant parcel 100-198 East Broadway, on Long Beach’s waterfront. Retail space will measure 11,000 square feet, and 522 residential units were approved for. Construction is expected to begin once tax abatements have been approved by the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency.
Eugene Bushinger, doing business as 351 Kent Realty LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building measuring 8,723 square feet at 349 Kent Avenue, near the Williamsburg Bridge on the waterfront. Wai Man Chow, of Workshop Design + Architecture, is designing, and a retail component measures 923 square feet. The existing single-story structure passed pre-demolition inspection in April.