893 Eagle Avenue
893 Eagle Avenue Proposal Heads to City Council
An application proposing a supportive housing development, at 893 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx's Woodstock neighborhood, recently began the public review process a few months ago. So far it has been evaluated by the Community Board, the Borough President, and the City Planning Commission (CPC). Following approval from the CPC, the application is now about to be sent to the City Council for further review. The City Council has 50 days to hold a hearing and to vote on the proposal.
Developed by Housing Options and Geriatric Association Resources (H.O.G.A.R. Inc), the new building would contain 83 residences for low-income community residents and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives, the 14-story structure would stand 148 feet tall and total 55,324 square feet. In addition to supportive housing, it would feature a cellar and a sub-cellar (due to the property's steep grade) containing a lobby, counseling offices, and multipurpose rooms.
In order to facilitate the project, H.O.G.A.R. Inc is requesting a number of necessary actions, including a zoning map amendment, a zoning text amendment, and a special permit.