New York YIMBY reports that at an affordable and senior housing building at 145 West 108th Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, is close to being fully built.
The eleven story building is being developed by the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, and will offer “199 units for both low-income families and seniors, and an upcoming Valley Lodge facility serving 110 seniors.” New York YIMBY states that a second phase of construction will add an additional 81 senior living spaces.
The publication states that long rows of solar panels have been placed on the roof of the building, which will serve as a mixed use facility, also housing a community facility space, a space for the Central Park Medical Unit, and public restrooms for the nearby Anibal Aviles Playground.
Amenities for residents will include a lounge, a laundry room, a bike room, a children’s playroom, and an outdoor terrace.
A 2018 article by City Realty, which stated that studios would start at $865 per month, described some of the controversy this project has sparked. Area residents created a group called Save Manhattan Valley in 2016 to protest the development, as they were concerned about losing the former parking lot which offered over 675 affordable parking spaces.
Here’s the official website for the new development, which is called “WSFSSH at West 108.”