The Department of City Planning has officially launched the requisite public review process for 960 Franklin Avenue, a contentious high-rise development in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The proposal includes two 39-story buildings flanked by several additional volumes ranging from 16 to 20 stories.
Permits have been filed for a six-story educational building at 1006 Westchester Avenue in Longwood, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of Fox Street and Westchester Avenue, the lot is also addressed 1016 Fox Street. Steps from the site is the Simpson Street subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. 1000 Westchester Avenue LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Today’s housing lottery round-up features seven buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx with affordable units on Housing Connect with deadlines closing within the next seven days. Unfortunately, an update to the Housing Connect website this week has apparently left the system rather glitchy, as it now lists incorrect numbers of units remaining, and the photos and renderings have similarly become defunct, all in the midst of New York City’s worst housing crisis since the 1930s.
The affordable housing lottery is open for 1893 Crotona Avenue, an eight-story residential development in The Bronx’s Tremont neighborhood. Designed by Badaly Architects, the 21,520-square-foot building will yield 29 units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are nine units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $41,143 to $159,640.
Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building with a 154-room hotel at 131-28 40th Road in Flushing, Queens. Located between Delong Street and College Point Boulevard, the interior lot is closest to the Main Street subway station, serviced by the 7 train. 40th Road Realty Group LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications.