New York – November 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Mayor Bill de Blasio today broke ground on new infrastructure for the largest new housing complex built in New York City in nearly forty years, and the largest affordable housing construction project to date under the Housing New York plan. Phase II of Hunter’s Point South will create nearly 3,000 new apartments, at least 60 percent of which will be affordable to low-, moderate-, and middle-income families. Between phases I and II, Hunter’s Point South will build 5,000 new apartments.
Hunter’s Point South is a massive, multi-phase project. The Phase I infrastructure, roadways, and waterfront park was completed by NYCEDC in August 2013, and will support mixed-use developments totaling more than 2,000 housing units.
The Hunter’s Point South project has led to the creation of 3,400 linear feet of new roadways that are now open to the public. The infrastructure, roadway, and park design was led by Arup, which served as the project’s prime consultant and lead engineer. Landscape architecture firm Thomas Balsley Associates and architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi designed the park. The design was driven by a commitment to creating a vibrant recreational environment for New Yorkers and visitors while adhering to principles of sustainability.