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Plans for newly ratified MIH project submitted in Queens

Phipps Houses files zoning documents south of Sunnyside Yards
  • According to city documents, Phipps Houses wants to build 220 apartments with a 4,800 square foot preschool on the ground floor of 50-25 Barnett Ave.
  • If approved, Phipps’ Barnett development would be one of the first MIH projects under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently sanctioned Housing New York plan.
  • A petition by the Woodside & Sunnyside Neighborhood Affiliation garnered hundreds of signatures hoping to keep Sunnyside from residential growth sprawling over NYC’s landscape.
  • Although Phipps’ new project was certified, it still has to go through the Community Board 2 and the Queens Borough President for approval, followed by a review by the NYC City Council.

In the wake of the City Council’s overwhelming approval of Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, zoning documents were filed on Monday for a 10-story affordable housing complex in Queens. Phipps Houses, the oldest and largest non-profit developer in New York City, applied for a mixed-use development at 50-25 Barnett Ave. According to city documents, Phipps wants to build 220 apartments with a 4,800 square foot preschool on the ground floor. In accordance with MIH, Phipps plans to exercise option 2 and rent 121 units to families who make 80 percent of the area’s median income (AMI) and 99 units for households earning up to 130 percent of the AMI. The project is slated for completion in 2018, pending approval. If approved, Phipps’ Barnett development would be one of the first MIH projects under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recently sanctioned Housing New York plan. [graphiq id="gy8bCemNHTf" title="Northwestern Queens Queens, NY Profile" width="600" height="591" url="https://w...