In a master plan created in part by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), 12,000 affordable apartments could be built over Sunnyside Yard in Queens. If it comes to fruitrition, it would be the largest recent development of affordable housing, to the tune of an estimated $14.4 billion. The hefty price includes the deck over the rail yard on which the residential buildings will sit, as well as the streetscape and infrastructure for utilities, a new rail station for commuter trains, multiple schools and libraries, commercial space for offices, manufacturing, and retail, and 60 acres of open space and public parks.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story affordable housing building at 1740 Andrews Avenue in Morris Heights, The Bronx. Located between West 176th Street and West Tremont Avenue, the interior lot is near the 176th Street subway station, serviced by the 4 train. Paul Kress of Andrews Avenue South Housing Development is listed as the owner behind the applications.
After five years of development and construction, work on the 1.2-million-square-foot Denizen Bushwick is now complete. The residential campus is designed by ODA New York, which oversaw all aspects of the project including the exteriors, interior planning, and landscape design. All Year Management is the developer responsible for the project.
Construction has topped out at Caton Flats, a 14-story residential tower in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The structure is located at 800 Flatbush Avenue and will eventually support a community of 255 affordable housing units and revitalize the long-running Flatbush Caton Market with 16,000 square feet of new space for a Caribbean marketplace and an economic development incubator.
Proposals from the Bridge Rockaway Housing Development Fund Company reveal a new mixed-use housing development in the Brownsville section of eastern Brooklyn. The residential portion of the building would yield up to 124 affordable homes and 62 supportive housing units. The structure’s remaining footprint would house 39,000 square feet of light manufacturing space and 3,400 square feet for community facility space.