Six city-owned vacant lots in three boroughs will be transformed into affordable housing serving some of the city’s neediest populations — including the homeless and seniors — under a new plan by Mayor de Blasio.
In other bit of good news, all of the sites — in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Harlem — will be developed by certified Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses.
A total of 440 units of affordable homes will be available when the projects — some of which include other amenities like retail and office space — are complete.
“These Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Enterprise firms are offering first-rate projects that will serve a diverse set of New York communities and New Yorkers,” de Blasio said in a statement announcing the projects.
The sites being developed are:
– 461 Alabama Avenue, East New York, Brooklyn, which will be transformed into a supportive housing development with 55 units for formerly homeless and low-income households.
– 1921 Atlantic Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, which will become a mixed use development with 183 affordable units for seniors, and low- and moderate-income homes, as well as a grocery store.
– 1510-1524 Broadway, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is slated to become 59 homes for extremely low income households.
– 359 East 157th Street, Melrose, Bronx, which will become an eco-friendly residential building with 20 affordable homes.
– 1490 Southern Boulevard, Crotona Park East, Bronx. It will become a 95-unit senior residence, as well as offer support services for the LGBT community of all ages.
– 263-267 West 126th Street, Central Harlem, Manhattan. It will include a restaurant, space for a tech company and 29 units of affordable housing.