In an exciting announcement from the Office of Governor Cuomo, the state has awarded development rights and construction funding for four new housing projects that will collectively create more than 2,700 affordable-supportive residential units. Herkimer Gardens, located at 483 Herkimer Street in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, is one of the projects to receive funding and approvals from the Governor’s $1.4 billion “Vital Brooklyn” housing initiative.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 1699 East New York Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Located between Dean Street and Powell Street, the lot is two blocks from the Atlantic Avenue subway station, serviced by the L train. Dianping Chen is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The glass facade is continuing its climb at Two Blue Slip, aka 41 Blue Slip , in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the second tower to rise in the Greenpoint Landing master plan. The topped-out reinforced concrete structure, which stands 40 stories tall above the waterfront, is designed by Handel Architects and co-developed by Park Tower Group and Brookfield Property Partners. L+M Development Partners is the third developer of Greenpoint Landing, but not for this particular tower. 41 Blue Slip stands taller than its adjacent residential sibling One Blue Slip, aka 37 Blue Slip, the first to be erected at the waterfront site.
Façade work is moving along on 200 Kent Avenue, a full-block development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The six-story, 83-foot-tall development is bounded by Kent Avenue, River Street, Metropolitan Avenue, and North Third Street, and is only one block away from the East River. The reinforced concrete structure is designed by ME Architect P.C. and developed by Cornell Realty Management. The lot was purchased for $33 million by two anonymous entities in the summer of 2016.
Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing provider, is set to begin construction this week on Betances Residence, a new supportive, affordable housing property at 443 East 142nd Street in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Designed by COOKFOX, Betances Residence is expected to debut in 2021 and will contain 152 units for the formerly homeless and low-income seniors.