A former Jehovah’s Witness Hotel at 90 Sands Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn will soon be transformed into 491-unit residential property with a mix of deeply affordable and supportive housing units. From Breaking Ground, New York City’s largest supportive housing developer, construction is expected to kick off before the end of November.
The affordable housing lottery is now open for Fountain Seaview B3 Apartments, a nine-story mixed-use development at 881 Erskine Street in East New York, Brooklyn. Designed by Aufgang Architects and developed by Arker Companies, the 131,386-square-foot will yield a total 144 units in a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 112 apartments for residents at 30 to 60 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $13,543 to $84,600. The building is one of eight in the redevelopment of the former state-run Brooklyn Developmental Center site, with a mix of residential, retail, and community space. Overall Fountain Seaview will have 1,169 residential units with 397 of those designated as affordable housing.
The Department of City Planning recently signed off on preliminary proposals to construct an eight-story mixed-use property in Rego Park, Queens. The development site is located at 68-19 Woodhaven Boulevard and could eventually comprise a mix of income-restricted apartments, market-rate homes, ground-floor retail, and a medical office suite.
A new mixed-use affordable housing property could soon break ground at 261 Walton Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx following review by the Department of City Planning. The proposals specify 208,849 square feet of built-up area that would support 206 rental apartments, ground-floor retail, and a cellar-level parking garage for 12 vehicles.
The first phase of Sendero Verde, a 100-percent affordable housing development, has topped out in East Harlem. L+M Development Partners, Jonathan Rose Companies, Acacia Network are developing the project which will bring 360 units of affordable housing and one superintendent’s unit spread in phase one across two buildings, the 15-story B-North and the ten-story B-South. It also includes space for a school with a full gymnasium, community facility space for Union Settlement Association, and an 18,000-square-foot public courtyard with a children’s play area, outdoor exercise equipment for adults, seating areas, and a stage for community events. Phase one of is designed by Handel Architects.