Officials break ground on Hunters Point development
by Benjamin Fang
Apr 10, 2019 | 308 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Elected and city officials put shovels in the ground for a new mixed-use, mixed-income housing development in Hunters Point South last Friday.

The project, developed by TF Cornerstone, will bring 1,194 apartments across two buildings, featuring a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.

Sixty percent of the units will be permanently affordable to low and moderate-income residents. One-hundred units will be set aside for low-income seniors, who will also receive services from Selfhelp Community Services.

“Long Island City is rapidly growing, attracting new residents, companies and thriving local shops and restaurants,” said Jeremy Shell, a principal at TF Cornerstone. “This project will serve to foster that growth with a diverse mix of housing and community amenities to ensure new and old residents can stay in the community they love.”

The project also includes an 8,000-square-foot community center run by Sunnyside Community Services. The organization plans to use the space for home health care aide training.

After 5 p.m. and on weekends, TF Cornerstone will use the community space for programming focused on the arts, wellness, youth, education and civic engagement.

Other aspects include 8,900 square feet of local retail storefronts and 150 parking spots. A 572-seat K-8 school is being built on site as well.

“Hunters Point South has become a vibrant and diverse community,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, “and this new phase will expand options for people who want to live in this extraordinary community.”
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