The New York Daily News has broken news that Arker Companies and Two Trees will develop a sixteen-story mixed-income building at 120 3rd Avenue, in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. This comes almost two years after the city announced a program focused on reutilizing thirty to forty New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) locations around the city. Effectively, this means new structures rising up on undeveloped land generally used for recreation or, in the case of this newest announcement, two parking lots.
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.