Today’s housing lottery round-up features seven buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx with affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days. Unfortunately, an update to the Housing Connect website this week has apparently left the system rather glitchy, as it now lists incorrect numbers of units remaining, and the photos and renderings have similarly become defunct, all in the midst of New York City’s worst housing crisis since the 1930s.
Permits were filed recently for an eight-story hotel building at 2396 Atlantic Avenue in East New York, Brooklyn. Located between Sackman Street and Jardine Place, the interior lot is near the Broadway Junction subway station, serviced by the A and C trains. Nehalkumar Gandhi under the Far Rockaway Equities LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill has revealed a new set of renderings for Project Commodore, a 1,600-foot supertall office skyscraper that would become the tallest building in Midtown East and the tallest in the Western Hemisphere by roof height. Addressed as 175 Park Avenue, the 83-story project is being developed by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone and is planned to rise on the site of the 26-story Grand Hyatt New York. The structure will yield 500 Hyatt hotel rooms on the upper floors spanning 453,000 square feet; 10,000 square feet of retail space on the ground and cellar levels; and 2.1 million square feet of office space. The Grand Hyatt New York is currently zoned for 860,000 square feet of development and is bound by 42nd Street to the south, Lexington Avenue and the Chrysler Building to the east, 420 Lexington Avenue to the north, and Grand Central Terminal to the west.
Oster Properties has revealed a multi-million-dollar plan to redevelop a dying shopping center in Westchester County into a mixed-use complex with residential units, a supermarket, and ground-floor retail shops. The property is located at 335 Downing Drive in Yorktown Heights and will debut as Yorktown Green.
The affordable housing lottery is open for 1893 Crotona Avenue, an eight-story residential development in The Bronx’s Tremont neighborhood. Designed by Badaly Architects, the 21,520-square-foot building will yield 29 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are nine units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $41,143 to $159,640.