The State of New York has announced a sixth round of funding for the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative, an ambitious plan to create or preserve over 100,000 affordable and at least 6,000 supportive housing units. For this round, the state will release $35 million in financing aimed at creating at least 1,400 supportive housing units.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for Balton Commons, a seven-story mixed-use building at 267 West 126th Street in Harlem, Manhattan. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Lemor Development Group and Apex Building Group, the structure also yields a tech incubator space managed by non-profit Silicon Harlem, ground-floor commercial space, and community facility space. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 32 units for residents at 30 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $0 to $148,000.
Work is taking shape on the $8 million Emily Roebling Plaza underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The final component of the 1.3-mile-long Brooklyn Bridge Park complex designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., the plaza honors Emily Roebling, who supervised the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge and became the first person to cross it in a horse-drawn carriage after its opening on May 24, 1883. The 2-acre park, located right off of Water Street near the DUMBO Brooklyn Bridge Park ferry terminal, broke ground amid a snowstorm on December 9, 2020. Attending and speaking at the ceremony were Kriss Roebling, Emily’s great-great grandson, along with his wife Meg Roebling and their two children Chase and August Roebling.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has awarded an Urban Forestry Grant to The Trust for Governors Island that will be used to effectively manage the island’s historic trees and new plantings. This includes the completion of an island-wide tree inventory and the installation of a community forest management plan led by a dedicated arborist.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1755 Watson Avenue, a nine-story mixed-use building in Soundview, The Bronx. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Azimuth Development Group, the structure yields 312,880 square feet for 326 residences, amenities, parking, ground-floor retail, and space for the Bronx Pentecostal Deliverance center. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 283 units for residents at 30 to 100 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $15,052 to $148,000.