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City taps Monadnock to helm 208-unit Flushing affordable housing project

One Flushing getting rooftop farm and feng shui design
April 29, 2015 02:20PM

A new affordable housing project in Flushing will go above and beyond with a feng shui-centric design that will include a rooftop farm and solar panels.

The city announced Tuesday that it has chosen Brooklyn-based Monadnock development team to lead the project at 133-45 41st Avenue, which will include 208 units including 60 for seniors and 147 for families with varying income levels, Crain’s reported.

The building will also have ground-floor retail and community space programmed by nonprofits Asian Americans for Equality and HANAC. The entire project will be 43,200 square feet.

“The One Flushing development plan is an example of a dynamic proposal that encompasses affordable housing, supportive senior housing, and services for the community as a whole,” Vicki Been, commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, said in a statement.

The development is part of an effort to build housing on vacant or underutilized property, and this particular plot was sold to the developers at an undisclosed price that was well below market value. [Crain’s] — Tess Hofmann