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Plans for More than 200 Affordable Units in Flushing Move Forward

A 232-unit affordable housing development in Flushing, Queens, is gaining momentum

A year after the city announced plans for a huge new affordable housing complex in Flushing, Queens, the project is gaining momentum. The Real Deal reports that Monadnock Development, which won the bid for the project, has filed plans with the DOB for the project, which also shed some light on what the completed building will hold.

Per the plans, the building will rise ten stories and have 232 apartments spread out over 184,000 square feet of residential space, an increase from the original 208 units. There will also be 29,000 square feet of commercial space (Bernheimer Architecture, which is working on the project, says it will be "sawtooth retail storefront"), along with 14,000 square feet devoted to a community space. A chunk of the apartments will be reserved for affordable senior housing, with the rest going to families "earning between $24,200 - $72,600 annually for an individual and $34,520 - $103,560 for a family of four," per the HPD.

One notable thing about this project: The design will be "guided by the principles of Feng Shui," according to a press release from last April; that means large vertical windows, and noise-abatement measures throughout, among other measures. Other amenities will include a fitness room and a rooftop farm.

Monadnock files plans for Flushing affordable housing project [TRD]

Feng Shui Affordable Housing Complex Headed to Flushing [Curbed]