A south Queens neighborhood will soon see a building with more 80 new units of affordable housing rise in the area.
The Meridian housing development will bring 82 mixed-income units to Locust Manor, a small neighborhood situated between Rochdale Village and Laurelton.
The governor’s office announced the $9.7 million project as part of a $200 million long-term plan to build or preserve more than 2,800 affordable apartments across New York state.
Located at 127-10 Locust Manor Lane, The Meridian will be constructed on formerly vacant land in a largely residential neighborhood by D & F Development Group LLC. The site is located near the Locust Manor station on the Long Island Rail Road, located at Farmers Boulevard and Bedell Street, and commercial and retail establishments.
The gross rents (rent plus utilities) for each unit will range from $835 a month and higher based on income eligibility and household size, according to a NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) agency spokesperson. The building will stand 14 stories tall and is designed by Briarwood-based Gerald J. Caliendo Architect, P.C.