June 4, 2017
Four prime sites are available for development on underused corners of public housing projects in New York City — places like mostly-empty parking lots, lawns and little-used playgrounds, according to City officials.
The plan is to “harness these underused sites to create up to 800 affordable housing apartments for seniors and very low income families,” said Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of New York City Department of Housing and Community Development.
Developers would be allowed to build new apartments on these sites, in exchange for including long-term restrictions on the rents, making all the new apartments affordable to residents earning a range of incomes. Developers are now building nearly 1,400 new apartments on public housing sites through its 100% Affordable Housing Program.
The new sites include:
– The Morrisania Air Rights site, on E. 162nd St. at Park Ave. in the Bronx — 100 to 200 apartments.
– The Twin Parks West site on Webster Ave. at E. 183rd St. in the Bronx — 200 apartments.
– The Harborview Terrace site, on W. 55th St. at 10th Ave. in Manhattan — 200 to 250 apartments.
– The Sumner Houses site on Marcus Garvey Blvd. at Myrtle Ave. in Brooklyn — 120 to 200 apartments.
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