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Land Lease Site: Baruch Houses

       

Bernard M. Baruch Houses, the largest NYCHA development in Manhattan, has 17 buildings, some 7, 13, and 14-stories high. Baruch Houses was completed June 30, 1959 and is on 27.46-acres in Lower Manhattan. The complex has 2,193 apartments housing an estimated 5,367 residents.

Baruch Houses has a $251 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years. Baruch Addition has as $13 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years.

Baruch Houses has a $251 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years. Baruch Addition has as $13 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years.

Proposed Development on Land Lease Site(s)

East Houston Street Site

  • Site Area: 26,200 SF (Approximate)
  • New Construction: 350,000 SF of Residential Floor Area (Approximate)

Note: 20% of proposed residential units will be available to household at or BELOW 60% of Area Median Income (AMI)*

Current Uses on Land Lease Site(s)

  • 54 Parking Spaces

Note: NYCHA will continue to provide parking spaces for all NYCHA residents with a current legal parking permit.

Benefits for Baruch Houses Residents

  • Preference for new low-income apartments
  • Emergency power generation for critical building systems
  • Temporary and permanent job opportunities
  • Enhanced security for development

Submit Your Comment on NYCHA's Land Lease Plan

*Area Median Income (AMI) is a statistic that the federal government uses to determine how much a household can make in order to rent an apartment. AMI is regionally specific meaning that all of New York City has the same levels of what is affordable. Family size also helps determine AMI. The more people in a household the higher the income threshold is. In this case, 60% of AMI is the threshold level (as determined by the federal government). That means that for a household of four must make LESS than $51,540 total in order to qualify for this specific apartment.

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