New building applications have been filed for nearly 300 units of affordable housing on city-owned lots near where the elevated 3 and L trains intersect on Livonia Avenue in East New York. It turns out that these plans are Phase II of the city’s big Livonia Commons project, which will bring 791 deeply affordable units, retail and community space to a rather desolate stretch of the neighborhood.
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The city’s Human Resources Administration has filed new building applications to erect a 12-story affordable housing development at 413 East 120th Street, next to the Robert F. Wagner Houses at the eastern edge of Harlem.
Anup Misra, head of East & Hudson New Rochelle, LLC, is planning to develop a six-story, 71-unit mixed-use building at 165 Huguenot Street, in downtown New Rochelle, a few blocks from the town’s Metro North station. The building will measure 64,000 square feet, and will include 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Units will be rentals, and will range from 500 to 975 square feet. A two-story warehouse must first be demolished, but construction is expected to begin next spring, with completion in 2017. Manhattan-based Magnusson Architecture & Planning is designing.
Little Neck-based Leewood-Seaview LLC has filed applications for a five-story, 161-unit residential building at 140 Friendship Lane, in Staten Island’s Mid-Island neighborhood of Willowbrook. The development is associated with the newly opened senior living facility called The Brielle at Seaview. The facility already contains a three-story, 188-unit residential building, featuring a wide variety of amenities, and along with the additional 161 units, a 10,000 square-foot recreational facility is also in the pipeline. The five-story building will measure 105,854 square feet, which translates into units averaging 658 square feet apiece. MAP Architects is designing.
At 222 East 13th Street, in the East Village, a dilapidated & vacant four-story townhouse has begun its conversion into Bea Arthur Residence, a 18-bed supportive housing facility for homeless LGBT youth, according to EV Grieve. NYC HPD owns the property, which has gotten ULURP approvals, and opening is expected in 2016. The building will expand by 6,030 square feet, according to the DOB, and Magnusson Architecture & Planning is designing.