July 31, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A building entirely devoted to affordable housing for seniors is in the works for Williamsburg.
Permits were filed last week for an eight-story building at 64 Scholes St. spanning 48,000 square feet.
The plans make provision for a total of 65 units, and feature an outdoor recreation area, an indoor recreation room, and 9,000 square feet for a community facility. The building would rise to a height of 84 feet.
The developer is listed as The Arker Companies, the group that has worked on a number of affordable housing projects, with the most recent being the 17-building complex at the former site of the Peninsula Hospital in the Rockaways.
A spokesperson for Arker Companies told the Greenpoint Post that the building is entirely for affordable senior housing, and that they are hoping to break ground by the end of the year.
The developer told the Real Deal that it purchasing the property, a vacant lot, from Two Trees Management.
Records show Two Trees purchased the site for $15.65 million in 2016.
The 64 Scholes St. building will be designed by Aufgang Architects.