New York City mayor Eric Adams and New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced phase one of the Clean Heat for All Challenge, an initiative to spur manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment to develop new energy-efficient systems for multifamily NYCHA properties. The investment arrives from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York Power Authority and will support the development and production of 30,000 new heat pumps for NYCHA buildings.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 160 Clarkson Avenue, a seven-story residential building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Designed by Hill West Architects and developed by Ephraim Heimfield, the structure yields 116 residences and 58 enclosed parking spaces. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 26 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $72,000 to $187,330.
Construction is complete on 1245 Broadway, a 23-story commercial building in NoMad. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by GDSNY and Corem, the 318-foot-tall reinforced concrete structure yields 200,000 square feet of office space with marketing and leasing handled by CBRE. StructureTech NY and Triton Construction led construction on the property, which is located at the corner of West 31st Street and Broadway, a short walk from Koreatown, Herald Square, and Madison Square Park.
Construction is nearing the halfway point on 255 West 34th Street, a 33-story hotel tower in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Stonehill Taylor Architects and developed by The Chetrit Group, the 397-foot-tall structure will yield 330 hotel rooms spread across 155,594 square feet. Flintlock Construction Services is the general contractor for the property, which is located on the southern edge of the Garment District between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, right across from One Penn Plaza and within walking distance of Madison Square Garden and Moynihan Train Hall at the James A. Farley Building.
Construction is complete on Beach 21, a ten-story affordable housing building at 10-47 Beach 21st Street in Far Rockaway, Queens. Developed by The Community Builders with support from New York City’s Economic Development Corporation, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Housing Development Corporation, the structure yields 224 units reserved for New Yorkers earning 40 to 80 percent area median income (AMI) and 23 units for the formerly homeless, as well as 28,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and community space including a daycare center. The project is part of the city’s Downtown Far Rockaway Revitalization Plan and is located between Mott Avenue to the north and Cornaga Avenue to the south.