Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua announced today thatthe winner of the adAPT NYC Competition is a development team composed of Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, and nARCHITECTS. The development team was chosen through a competitive Request for Proposals to design, construct and operate the citys first micro-unit apartment building on a City-owned site at 335 East 27th Street in Manhattan. The development teams My Micro NY project will create 55 new micro-units, 40 percent of which will be affordable beyond the competitive market rents, that are designed to optimize space and maximize the sense of openness. My Micro NY will be the first multi-unit building in Manhattan developed using modular construction, with the modules prefabricated locally by Capsys at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Mayor made the announcement at the Museum of the City of New York and was joined by Monadnock Development president Nicholas Lembo, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation president Scott Weiner and nARCHITECTS principal Eric Bunge.
New Yorks ability to adapt with changing times is what made us the worlds greatest city and its going to be what keeps us strong in the 21st Century, said Mayor Bloomberg. The growth rate for one- and two-person households greatly exceeds that of households with three or more people, and addressing that housing challenge requires us to think creatively and beyond our current regulations.
The winning proposal and four other notable proposals will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York calledMaking Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers. The exhibit, which is co-presented by the Museum and the Citizens Housing & Planning Council, features creative ideas for how to accommodate the changing demographics of New York Citys population.
With this exhibition, the Museum of the City of New York and the Citizens Housing & Planning Council are giving New Yorkers a glimpse into the future of housing in our city, said Susan Henshaw Jones,Ronay Menschel Directorof the Museum of the City of New York.We are excited to showcase proposals from theadAPT NYCCompetition and to foster a discussion of solutions to the citys emerging housing needs.
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