Last week, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Department of Housing Preservation & Development launched a request for proposals (RFP) for two mixed-use buildings to be built on the super-block home to Wyckoff Gardens, DNAinfo reported. Wyckoff Gardens is a 530-rental-unit public housing development consisting of three 21-story towers in Boerum Hill. The city is seeking a development team to build two new buildings at the site’s northern two corners, at 260 and 280 Wyckoff Street, which currently serve as parking lots. Planned are roughly 500 rental apartments (down from an initial 650) and at least 10,000 square feet each of ground-floor commercial-retail and community facility space. Half of the apartments would be affordable while the other half would be market-rate. Improvements to the entire premises are also possible, including the upgrade of outdoor amenities. Proposals are due September 30.
The eight-story, 64-unit mixed-use building under development by Harlen Housing Associates at 70 West 139th Street, in Harlem, has now topped out and is receiving its façade. YIMBY can bring you photos of the construction progress thanks to a tipster. The latest permits indicate the structure will encompass 68,857 square feet. The mixed-income project will feature a 1,878-square-foot community facility on the ground floor, followed by 64 condominiums averaging 836 square feet apiece. It was learned last year roughly two-third of the apartments, or 42, will receive some degree of affordable designation. Amenities include a 32-car underground garage, storage for 34 bikes, laundry facilities, private residential storage, an outdoor recreational space on the ground floor, and another “recreational room” on the ground floor (possibly a fitness center). Peter Franzese’s Greenwich Village-based design and engineering firm is the architect of record. Completion can probably be expected late this year or early next year.
Details and a rendering have been revealed for a seven-story, 82-unit affordable residential building planned at 775 Crotona Park North (a.k.a. 1784 Prospect Avenue), in the West Bronx’s Tremont section. Dubbed Crotona Senior Residences, it will comprise entirely of affordable housing geared specifically to LGBT seniors (although all elderly people, regardless of orientation, will be allowed to apply), Welcome2TheBronx reported. It will also include a supportive facility with services for residents in the building and around the community. New building applications have not yet been filed, but Magnusson Architecture and Planning is the design architect.
Bronx-based property owner Joseph Zeolla has filed applications for two three-story, two-unit mixed-use buildings at 1228-1230 Prospect Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Longwood section. The southern building will measure 2,812 square feet, while the northern one will measure a slightly larger 3,026 square feet. Both will contain ground-floor retail space, measuring 1,372 square feet and 1,418 square feet, respectively, with the residential units located above. Across the entire project, the full-floor units should average 760 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Kenneth H. Koons’s Bronx-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 2,903-square-foot plot is currently vacant. The Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located four blocks away.
Construction is underway on the ground floor of the 11-story, 55-unit mixed-use building being developed at 11-51 47th Avenue, in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City, located on the corner of 21st Street and Jackson Avenue. The construction can be seen in photos in a post by The Court Square Blog. Dubbed the Jackson, it will eventually measure 70,000 square feet. It will feature 1,226 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, followed by one- to four-bedroom condominiums on the floors above. On average, the apartments should measure 962 square feet apiece. Amenities are to include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a residents’ lounge, a rooftop terrace, storage for bikes, and a 22-car parking garage. Charney Construction & Development, Ascent Development, and Tavros are the developers, while Fogarty Finger is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2017.