44 The QUEE NS Courier • october 16, 2014 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com Hunter’s Point South buildings now accepting affordable income housing applications BY LIAM LA GUERE email@example.com @LiamLaGuerre Starting Oct. 15, people who want to live in the affordable housing apartments at the Hunter’s Point South developments can start applying through NYC Housing Connect or by mail. There will be a 60-day period during which people can apply, after which a lottery will be held and prospective residents will be notified in early 2015. Residents are expected to start being placed by next year. Hundreds of people packed informational meetings in recent weeks to learn about the buildings. Of the more than 900 units that will be available in the developments — 32-story Hunter’s Point South Crossing and 37-story Hunter’s Point South Commons — 186 units, or about 20 percent, will be low-income housing, and 738 apartments will be moderate- and middle-income housing. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will be available for all of those income levels. Low-income rental prices start from $494 for a studio and max out at $959 per month for a threebedroom, while eligible incomes range from about $19,000 to approximately $49,000 annually. Rents for middle- and moderate-income units range from $1,561 to $4,346 per month for household incomes of $55,200 to $224,020 annually. Most apartments will be reserved for residents already in the neighborhood, city workers or people with disabilities. The buildings will reserve 50 percent of the apartments for people living within Community Board 2, 7 percent for those with mobility or hearing disabilities or those who are visually impaired, and 5 percent for city employees. The apartments feature views of the Manhattan skyline and have many amenities, including a 24-hour attended lobby, on-site manager and staff, a party room, an outdoor terrace, a fitness center, a playroom, a bike room and an outdoor community garden. There will also be 250 parking spaces on a first-come, first-served basis for an additional fee. Photo courtesy of Related INFLUX OF NEW COMMERCIAL CENTERS ARRIVING IN BAYSIDE BY LIAM LA GUERE lguerre@queenscourier,com @liamlaguerre Three new commercial buildings are coming to a section of Northern Boulevard in Bayside, bringing an influx of retail space to the neighborhood strip. Jeewha Kim, president of 211 St. LLC, filed permits with the Buildings Department on Friday for a new three-story commercial center at 211- 02 Northern Blvd. The new building will have 19,993 square feet of space with 66 parking spaces when completed, according to city filings. About a block away from that development site, permits were issued last year for a two-story commercial plaza at 212-14 Northern Blvd., and renderings have been posted on the construction site. However, a partial stop work order exists on the property. This building, designed by Victor K. Han Architect, will have 12,030 square feet of space and 40 parking spaces, including some underground. Also, 209 Northern Property LLC has almost completed its two-story commercial building at 209-35 Northern Blvd. That development will have 24,865 square feet and 84 spaces for parking, Permits for a new three-story commercial center at 211-02 Northern Blvd, which is currently vacant, has been filed with the Buildings Department. THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre according to city records.
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