The 709-unit Sendero Verde Passive House development was recently featured in the Multi-Housing News article “New-Generation Tools Redefine Energy Efficiency.” The article notes that when completed, Sendero Verde will be the tallest Passive House development in the United States. “Sendero Verde’s energy-saving features include triple-glazed windows, increased insulation and an airtight building envelope that reduces drafts and energy loss,” writes the author. “These designs are expected to reduce energy consumption by as much as 70 percent, compared to a conventionally constructed project of similar size.”
As reported in Urbanize New York, construction started this week on The Eliza, a new multi-use building in Inwood at 4790 Broadway. When completed, The Eliza will provide a new home for the Inwood Branch of the New York Public Library as well as 174 affordable housing units, a pre-kindergarten facility, and community facilities. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2023.
Construction on the new Irish Arts Center has completed, as reported in New York YIMBY. When open, the Davis Brody Bond-designed Center will feature a 199-seat flexible theater, rehearsal studio classroom and rehearsal spaces, library classroom, exhibit areas, two dressing rooms, a cafe, and a historically restored 99-seat theater.
Real Estate Weekly, 6sqft, New York YIMBY published first-look renderings of the new Gotham Point towers that will be part of the Hunter’s Point South affordable housing development. Designed by Handel Architects, the two-tower Gotham Point will include apartments with East River views, rooftop terrace and urban rooftop farm, sundecks, indoor-outdoor fitness center, and co-working spaces. Arts nonprofit Flux Factory will occupy 3,000 square feet of retail space and house the organization’s artists-in-residency program to support emerging artists. Every aspect of the design and function is intended to support the developers’ vision of an inclusive community that can be home to mixed-income and multigenerational residents.
As reported in Sunnyside Post, The Gotham Organization announced that the first tower of the Gotham Point / Hunter’s Point South affordable housing development will be completed by the end of 2021. The South Tower, located on Parcel G between 2nd Street and Newton Creek, will span 33 stories and feature 443 residential units.
As reported in Bowery Boogie, construction progress is visible at 55 Suffolk Street, the site of the first phase of a new affordable housing complex. When completed, the 30-story building will be part of a development by the Gotham Organization and the Chinese-American Planning Council that will bring 493 apartments, 209 of which will be earmarked for affordable housing, to the neighborhood. The development will also include commercial, retail, and community facilities, including a commercial condo for Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, whose landmark home sited at 55 Suffolk Street was destroyed by an arsonist in 2017.