Construction begins on $53m affordable housing development in US
June 11, 2021 – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the commencement of construction on a $53m affordable housing development in Westchester County.
The new project, named 62 Main, will be developed in Tarrytown and involves the reuse of the historic YMCA facility.
It will also include construction of an additional building to deliver 109 affordable homes for households over 55 years.
Being developed by Wilder Balter Partners, 62 Main will be built on a one-acre land with frontage on Main Street and Windle Park.
The project will involve transformation of the four-storey Main Street building, which was built in 1911, into modern apartments with several common areas.
62 Main will see the demolition of two additional YMCA buildings in the rear of the property and construction of a four-storey building.
The building will feature fitness centre, a community room with kitchen, central laundry room, an onsite management office, green roof courtyard, and one superintendent unit.
It will also include two levels of underground parking space for residents and a ground-level municipal parking garage.
It is noted that all apartments in the new housing development will be affordable to households earning 30% to 70% or less of the Area Median Income.
The new development is located in close proximity to the Metro North Train Station and bus stops for several Westchester County Bee-Line routes.
Cuomo said: “All New Yorkers deserve access to safe and affordable housing in the communities they love.
“The 62 Main development showcases our unwavering commitment to expanding affordable housing options across the state, including in areas where older New Yorkers on fixed incomes are struggling to find decent housing within their means.”