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Land Lease Site: Washington Houses


President George Washington Houses consists of 14 buildings, 12 and 14-stories tall with 1,510 apartments housing some 3,479 residents.

Washington Houses has a $52 million unmet need for capital improvements over the next 5 years.

Lease Land Site: Washington HousesProposed Land Lease Site(s)

Third Avenue & East 99th Street Site

  • Site Area: 57,000 SF
  • New Construction: 500,000 SF (Approximately)
  • 919 New Apartments*

East 99th Street Site

  • Site Area: 16,000 SF
  • New Construction: 350,000 SF (Approximately)

Current Uses on Land Lease Sites

  • 36 Parking Spaces
  • Union Settlement Community Center
  • Centerlight Health Care
  • Landscaped Area

Note: NYCHA will relocate current occupants (Union Settlement Community Center & Centerlight Health Care) within Washington Houses or neighboring NYCHA development with minimal disruption to services.

Benefits for Washington 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

*Figures for proposed floor area and residential units are estimates only and are subject to revision.

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