893 Eagle Avenue
893 Eagle Avenue Proposal Sent to Borough President
After nearly 3 years of Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and Land Use Application submissions, 893 Eagle Avenue; a proposed supportive housing development in the Bronx's Woodstock neighborhood, recently began the public review process and was evaluated by the Community Board. Following a favorable overall vote from the Community Board, the application has been sent to the Borough President for further review. The Borough President will now have 30 days to conduct its own evaluation and issue a recommendation to the City Planning Commission.
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.