New Development to Be Built on NYCHA Land in Melrose

A new 11 story development has been announced to be constructed at the misnomered Morrisania Air Rights in Melrose right next to the Melrose Metro North Station.

The land is currently occupied by a trash compactor so no recreational space will be taken away like other developments on NYCHA land.

Artist rendering of the new proposed new development in Melrose/(Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP)

30% of the units will be set aside for homeless families and an additional 30% will go towards survivors of domestic violence. Residents of NYCHA will get a preference for 25% of the units but that’s not guaranteed since they would have to qualify.

No set date on when construction will begin but as always, we’ll keep you posted.

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