Baruch Houses Parking Lot to Sprout Senior Housing Development
Infill of another sort on the Lower East Side.
The Baruch Houses on Columbia Street will soon convert its tiny parking lot (at Rivington) into a housing development for seniors and the disabled.
As part of the federally subsidized “Next Generation Seniors First Housing” initiative, the New York City Housing Authority recently released the Request for Proposals for the development. The facility, once built, will boast 100 apartments, and is the first under the program in Manhattan.
A dispatch in this month’s Masaryk Towers newsletter reveals that NYCHA is already amidst discussions with both nonprofit and for-profit developers to construct the new building.
As for the housing composition, 25% of the stock is apparently earmarked for current NYCHA residents.
Construction is set to begin in 2020.