Construction is now complete on The Fountains, a six-building affordable housing complex in East New York, Brooklyn. Developed by Long Island-based Arker Companies, which purchased the site for $10 million following a competitive request for proposal process facilitated by the Empire State Development Corporation, the development yields 1,163 affordable homes, commercial space, and a new public plaza.
Façade installation is getting closer to completion on 227 West Street, a two-tower residential development in the 22-acre Greenpoint Landing development along the East River in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Designed by OMA and Beyer Blinder Belle and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 30- and 40-story towers will yield 745 rental units, with 30 percent planned as “income-targeted” apartments, marketed in accordance with the Affordable Housing New York program. James Corner Field Operations is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, Thornton Tomasetti is the façade consultant, and Highbury Concrete is responsible for building the 450- and 351-foot tall reinforced concrete superstructures, located off the corner of Eagle and West Streets.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 1510 Gates Avenue, an 11-story residential building in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Designed by NY Building Associates Inc. and developed by The Horizon Group, the structure yields 70 residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 21 units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $61,715 to $167,570.
Permits have been filed for a five-story residential building at 317 Franklin Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Located between Lafayette Avenue and Clifton Place, the interior lot is one block east of the Classon Avenue subway station, serviced by the G train. Moses Karpen of Waterfront Property Management is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Scaffolding continues to be dismantled from 291 Livingston Street, revealing the dark façade of the 22-story hotel tower in Downtown Brooklyn. Designed by Gene Kaufman Architect and developed by Aview Equities and Hello Living, the 189-foot-tall structure will yield 100 hotel rooms and a ground-floor beer garden. The property is located between Nevins Street to the east, Grove Place to the north, and Hanover Place to the west, and was formerly occupied by a two-story commercial structure that was demolished in 2017.