Mixed-Income Residential Building Will Replace Two Wyckoff Gardens Parking Lots

Mixed-Income Residential Building Will Replace Two Wyckoff Gardens Parking Lots

BOERUM HILL – The city announced last week that a 16-story mixed-income residential building will be built on two parking lots at NYCHA’s Wyckoff Gardens development in Boerum Hill.

Wyckoff Gardens (Photo: Kate Leonova via Property Shark)

The project is part of the NextGen Neighborhoods program, a plan launched by NYCHA in 2016 to raise funds for much-needed repairs by leasing “underused” spaces on public housing properties to developers for 99 years, according to the New York Daily News. Wyckoff Gardens is expected to received $18.5 million in the deal.

The real estate development firm, Two Trees, will collaborate with affordable housing developer, Arker Companies, on the project that will consist of 500 residential units—half market-rate, half affordable. Aufgang Architects will design the tower.

Wyckoff Gardens is the second NYCHA property to have additional housing developed on its land—the first was the Holmes Towers in the Upper East Side. Similar projects are planned for the Cooper Park Houses in East Williamsburg as well as the LaGuardia Houses in the Lower East Side, Curbed reports.

Residents and community members have expressed opposition to these projects, including the loss of parking and playgrounds, according to Curbed, however NYCHA insists that they are necessary to generate funding for the agency.

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