An Environmental Assessment Statement released by the NYC Department of City Planning reveals how proposals to rezone Manhattan’s SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods could permanently alter the area. The actions aim to expand allowable residential density for multifamily buildings, spur the construction of income-restricted and permanently affordable housing, and increase available community facilities. If approved, the upzone could spur the development of more than 3,200 new apartment units, 108,000 gross square feet of retail space, and 35,000 square feet of community facilities. Estimates for residential development include up to 940 affordable apartment units.
A new affordable housing project at 315 Linwood Street in East New York, Brooklyn, recently opened its doors to residents. Known as Linwood Park Apartments, the ten-story building contains 100 units of mixed-income housing, residential amenities, and supportive facilities for low-income and formerly homeless residents.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will soon review proposals to construct a new nine-story residential building on the campus of St. James Church Fordham in The Bronx. The scope of work also includes restoration of the church’s aging façade and modifications to the building’s internal organization.
Excavation is underway for a four-story expansion at 68 Eldert Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. When complete, the new property will top out at five stories and yield 13,474 square feet.
Construction is wrapping up at 65 Graham Avenue, a six-story mixed-use building near the southeastern boundary of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Designed by Bricolage Design Associates and developed by Graham Raflico Associates, the property will yield a mix of market-rate rentals, ground-floor retail space, and a community facility.