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Until the size of expected insurance-rate hikes is known, and federal officials release the final update of flood-zone maps, making the sell-or-stay call will be difficult. Further muddying the waters are differing objectives from the city and state governments, with the former focusing on rebuilding and the latter pushing buyouts, said Joseph Pupello, head of Zone A New York, a group of housing and environmental experts monitoring rehabilitation efforts.
“It’s difficult for homeowners to make decisions,” he said.
A brain trust of urban planners and architects has released a six-month study of short- and long-term measures they believe the city must take to protect against future storms…
In addition to the AIA, the project was led by the Regional Plan Association, American Planning Association, American Council of Engineering Companies, Structural Engineers Association of New York, American Society of Landscape Architects, Citizens Housing & Planning Council, and New York State Association for Affordable Housing.
Sarah Watson, the Citizens Housing and Planning Council‘s Deputy Director, says over the years, city policy has exacerbated the housing shortage. In the 1950s and ’60s, New York was anxious to keep stable families from fleeing to the suburbs, so it shut down a lot of the single-room occupancy hotels and apartment hotels.
“Our approach was actually looking at how government policy and how regulations can better support how people are really living than trying to enforce an idea of how they should,” she says.
The winner of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) fundraising raffle “Making Room . . . For Dinner” enjoyed a truly unique New York City experience and was granted exclusive, after-hours access to the Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibition in the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) on Thursday night…
“We are incredibly grateful to Chef Bradley and the entire USHG team for making this crazy idea possible. Everyone had an unforgettable evening,” said Sarah Watson, Deputy Director of CHPC. “The only downside is that it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Well that, and the fact that I didn’t get to taste the food!”
Micro-apartments are the new hot property investment project in New York and despite the fact the first building hasn’t broken ground yet, there are plans for even more. At a luncheon hosted by the Citizens Housing Planning Council, Matthew Wambua, commissioner at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, revealed new requests for proposals (RFPs)will be issued for more micro-apartment sites.
At a recent event for the Citizens Housing Planning Council, the city commissioner for Housing Preservation and Development announced that the city was looking to put up at least another two such buildings.
“We want to make sure this transcends as more than just an experiment, but as part of the New York City landscape,” said Commissioner Matt Wambua.
The city will be putting out more requests for proposals for micro-apartment sites, the New York Observer reported. “We are considering RFPs for two or three micro-unit developments later this year,” a Department of Housing Preservation and Development spokesman told The Observer after a lunch hosted by the Citizens Housing Planning Council Thursday.“We’re in the process of vetting a number of city-owned sites, and RFP guidelines will be tailored to the chosen sites.”
From coast to coast, micro-apartments are all the rage these days. Right on the heels of announcing the winning design team for its first micro-apartment competition, the New York Observer reported that the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Matthew Wambua told a crowd at the Citizens Housing Planning Council yesterday that the city is already scouting out two or three city-owned sites for its next micro-unit development. Once these locations are identified, the HPD said it will put out requests for proposals.
It seems that NYC’s new micro-apartment trend has already taken off before the first unit has even been built. The Department of Housing Preservation, the Citizens Housing Planning Council and NYC Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua just announced a new request for proposals for two or three more micro-unit developments for the city. The winning plans from this batch will join nARCHITECTS‘ “My Micro NY” project, which won the initial adAPT NYC competition.
Just a few short months after the 55-unit My Micro NY development (pictured above) was picked as the “winner” from a pool of 33 square footage-challenged entries in the AdAPT NYC micro-apartment design “contest,” the HPD has announced that requests for proposals (RFPs) seeking additional pint-sized apartment developments will be issued in the coming months. According to The Observer, the “give us more!” announcement was made by HPD commissioner Matthew Wambua at a recent luncheon hosted by the Citizens Housing Planning Council.
New York’s first micro-apartment building hasn’t even broken ground yet, but the city is already planning more. At a luncheon hosted by the Citizens Housing Planning Council today, Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Matthew Wambua announced that new requests for proposals will be issued for more micro-apartment sites.
As Jerilyn Perine, executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council told channel Thirteen’s Metrofocus, “The housing market can’t possibly keep up with the population growth we’re projecting. This idea that adding to the housing supply by continually adding housing for families doesn’t address the underlying needs. This need is increasingly finding its way onto the underground housing market.”