Recently, new developments and re-zonings promising community and retail amenities alongside thousands of new affordable housing units have been stymied in Two Bridges and Inwood. Now, plans for substantial injections of the aforementioned components by the Olnick Organization at Harlem‘s Lenox Terrace have been attacked as well. Spearheaded by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the latest effort constitutes a contemporary example of redlining, and is an explicit violation of the National Civil Rights Act of 1968.
Local developers have submitted detailed plans to the Department of City Planning for the construction of a nine-story mixed-use building in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The proposed site is located at 1620 Cortelyou Road and currently supports a mix of commercial businesses including a Key Foods supermarket, a laundromat, a take-out restaurant, and a small deli.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use building at 1355 White Plains Road in Parkchester, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of the Cross Bronx Expressway and White Plains Road, the lot is a short walk to the Parkchester subway station, serviced by the 6 train. Aldo Leonforti under the Forti Plaza LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Exterior work is moving along on the final floors of 40 Bleecker Street, a 12-story residential building at the corner of Mulberry Street and Bleecker Street in NoHo. Designed by Rawlings Architects and developed by Broad Street Development, the project will contain a total of 61 one- to five-bedroom units with interiors designed by Ryan Korban.
Permits have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 788 Fairmount Place in East Tremont, The Bronx. Located between Prospect Avenue and Marmion Avenue, the through lot is a few blocks west of the West Farms Square-East Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. H Holding Group under the 788 Fairmount Corp. is listed as the owner behind the applications.