HPD Seeks Urban Development Action Area Designation for Two City-Owned Properties in East Village

Approval of the proposed project will provide housing to families that have been displaced for over ten years. On December 5, 2018, the City Planning Commission heard an application that would allow for the demolition of existing buildings on two City-owned lots and development of ten co-operative units at 204 Avenue A and eleven one-bedroom rental units at 535 East 12th Street in Manhattan. The lots are located on the same block in the … <Read More>

Appellate Court Orders Trial on Commercial Rental Income Dispute

Coops created by an HPD sale of City-owned buildings engaged in dispute over an obligation to share commercial space income. In 2003, the City conveyed 14 buildings, located on the West Side of Manhattan on 87th, 88th, 89th and 95th Streets. The buildings were to be converted Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFCs), which are low-income residential cooperatives owned by tenant-shareholders . Three of the 14 buildings contained commercial space. Under the City’s conveyance, the … <Read More>