893 Eagle Avenue
Supportive Housing Development Approved in Woodstock
After receiving no veto from the NYC Mayor's Office, an application proposing a supportive housing development, at 893 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx's Woodstock neighborhood, has been granted the final stamp of approval. This concludes a public review process in which the application passed through the hands of the Community Board, the Borough President, the City Planning Commission (CPC), and the City Council before the NYC Mayor's Office was ultimately able to green-light the project.
Developed by Housing Options and Geriatric Association Resources (H.O.G.A.R. Inc), the new building is set to contain residences for low-income community residents and individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives, the 14-story structure will stand feet tall and total square feet. In addition to supportive housing, it will 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 had to request a number of necessary actions, including a zoning map amendment, a zoning text amendment, and a special permit. All of their work has clearly paid off, and the team can now file construction permits when they're ready to do so.