New York’s Largest Affordable Housing Project

New York’s Largest Affordable Housing Project
03/02/2021 , by , in INTERNATIONAL

TF Cornerstone’s development in Hunter’s Point South will bring 1,194 new residential units across two sibling buildings, with a mix of studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments. A total of 60% of the apartments will be permanently affordable to low, moderate, and middle-income residents, with 100 apartments set aside for low-income seniors. Half of the affordable units are set aside for the local community within Queens Community Board Two.

Residents will have access to amenities in both buildings, including a multitude of expansive outdoor spaces, BBQ grills, club room and lounge, children’s playroom, fitness centre, yoga room, laundry facilities, and HomeWork, TF Cornerstone’s signature resident-exclusive coworking space.  

The towers were designed with a mix of rich façade materials and highly articulated shapes and arrangements of apartments within. Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects’ park will feature a central mature oak tree that should grow for hundreds of years in the green space nestled between the pair of towers. 

The project will also include a 7,700 sq ft community facility with a separate lobby and lift to the second floor of 5241 Center Blvd, and more than 8,900 sq ft of street-front local retail space. The north tower will have solar panels on the roof, and also includes a 150 car parking garage and a community facility run by Selfhelp Community Services. HPD worked with the School of Construction Authority to build a 572 seat K-8 school with a large at-grade playground, which is currently under construction. 

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