Affordable Housing

Revealed: 12 Stories of Affordable Housing at 2519 Creston Avenue, Fordham

2519 Creston Avenue. rendering by Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Comments (8)
  1. S. Velez says:

    66 car garage but no parking is necessary because the building will be 100 percent “affordable’? Are we to believe then, that people who qualify for these affordable apts do not/cannot/should not have a car? Really?

  2. Sebastian says:

    There is a required amount of parking for a certain percentage of non affordable units. By offering more affordable units you can cut down on that required parking for more units. They could have added in more apartments on the ground floor but opted to provided parking instead. It has nothing to do with whether or not anyone can have a car or not.

  3. David says:

    The last paragraph list to years on the future for Radson Development, but I don’t mind because rendering shaped out to me already.

  4. Andre says:

    Agreed! And when you go to these development – similar to public housing parking lots – you see plenty of late model cars in tenant parking spots.

  5. Andre says:

    Sebastian – I believe the point they were making is having a car in NYC is very expensive… Also in the vast majority of the city you don’t need one. For the vast majority it is NOT a necessity but a luxury… So why should taxpayers subsidize where they live?

  6. Rebecca Baird-Remba says:

    I updated that sentence to clarify. The city zoning code essentially waives parking requirements for affordable housing within a half mile of the subway (which this is). So the developers are choosing to build parking when they don’t really have to.

  7. Guest says:

    It sucks to have a car out there even with a garage spot. Punishing traffic and no parking at nearby destinations. Subways are down the block, several buses, Metro North nearby and several walkable and bikable destinations.

  8. Guest says:

    I would actually argue that the garages are mostly empty. That’s the case with the NYCHA citywide anyway.

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