Also underway in Sunset Park is FAC’s 6309 Fourth Avenue project. Located on the site of the former Zion Lutheran Church, this new 9-story building and its two adjacent townhomes will provide 84 new units of affordable senior housing. Including 26 for formerly homeless seniors and five new universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) classrooms. JPMorgan Chase committed construction financing and is providing a LIHTC investment through Hudson Housing Capital. NYC HPD is providing subordinate reduced rate lending, and NYS HCR awarded the 9% LIHTC equity and is providing reduce rate financing for the UPK classrooms. Bruno Frustaci Contracting is serving as general contractor, and MAP designed the project. Similar to the Northeastern Towers Annex building, there will be a variety of spaces for the seniors to promote healthful living including a community room, roof deck and laundry/television rooms on each residential floor. On-site social services for the formerly homeless and other seniors will be provided by the Bay Ridge Senior Center.
All of the units at 6309 Fourth Avenue will benefit from a Section 8 contract. The adjacent two 63rd Street townhomes, built in the early 1900s along with those on the rest of the block, will be rehabilitated into 8 of the 84 apartments. . The five UPK classrooms, which is being built out by the School Construction Authority (SCA) and comprise about 14,000 gross square feet, will allow the City to continue to expand UPK options for families with young children. To promote environmental sustainability, all the building systems will be electric (not gas) and there will be rooftop solar panels.