Plans have been announced for 274 affordable housing units as part of a project entitled Chestnut Commons, in East New York. A rezoning shift pushed by the East New York Neighborhood Plan is mostly responsible for the site’s potential. The building will be affordable to households earning up to $51,540, with more than 80 units for households earning up to $25,770, including a set-aside for formerly homeless families and individuals.
For the second time, permits have been filed for a seven-story charter school in The Bronx’s Mott Haven, by the Academic Leadership Charter School. The ALCS currently has two locations in the borough, one for kindergarten through fourth grade, and the other for fifth grade through eighth. They plan to relocate both groups into the new building, reuniting the schools under one roof. The new site is three blocks away from the 3rd Avenue and 138th Street Station, serviced by the 6 train, and ten blocks away from the 3rd Avenue & 149th street station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The school will be across the street from Willis playground, a public park.
Permits have been filed for an eight-story school in Greenwood, Brooklyn. The site is a ten-minute walk to the D, G, N, R, and W trains at Ninth Street and Fourth Avenue. The Brooklyn-based firm Second Development Services will be responsible for building the project.
Effective today, a multi-block stretch of the East River Esplanade is closed temporarily as work is undertaken for the expansion of Rockefeller University’s Upper East Side campus. All pedestrians and cyclists will be unable to access the stretch between East 63rd and 68th streets, from Monday, February 13 to Friday, March 31.
Pace University plans to spend $190 million on renovations at One Pace Plaza, its 18-story, 500,000-square-foot mixed-use academic building, and the 13-story academic building at 41 Park Row, both located in the Financial District. The first floor, lower level and courtyard entrance of One Pace Plaza will be redesigned and outfitted with new amenities, Real Estate Weekly reported. At 41 Park Row, which is an individual landmark, the ground and second floors will see renovations and new academic spaces. The entrance to the building will also be restored.