New York City pursuing modular housing, but for mid-rise buildings, not towers; 461 Dean dissed, defended
The city’s Department of Housing Development and Preservation on Thursday will issue a request for information and interest in building modular housing for low-income tenants and seniors. Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen said on Wednesday that the city aims to “crack the code” on mid-rise multifamily development, in the hopes this will be “a new chapter for modular.”How big?
“One thing we’ve learned is don’t try to do high rise,” she said. “That’s a nut we’ll crack later.”
A representative for Forest City declined to comment but noted that “461 Dean Street is today a productive and well-leased asset that is providing much-needed affordable housing to Brooklyn.”