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Forest Hills development will bring 298 apartments to neighborhood

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The three-building project will rise on a parcel of land owned by a former NYCHA building

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Nonprofit housing developer, Phipps Houses, is gearing up to bring three new buildings to Forest Hills.

The organization filed plans with the city’s Department of Buildings to transform a portion of land occupied by Forest Hills Co-op Houses, a four-building complex that recently voted to leave the New York City Housing Authority, into residential units and parking space, reports The Real Deal.

The first building is looking to rise 17 stories high and offer 183 apartments, the second would top out at 15 stories and be comprised of 115 apartments, and the third building would give way to a four-story parking garage. Given that Phipps is one of the city’s biggest affordable housing developers and committed to helping New Yorkers rise above poverty, it’s highly likely that the project will cater in some capacity to low-income earning individuals and families.

Phipps Houses is responsible for the Bronx’s new 198-unit affordable housing building in Melrose that launched its lottery last October as well as a Dattner Architects-designed affordable building that’s rising in East New York and bringing 403 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space to Atlantic Avenue.