New Rochelle Celebrates Groundbreaking for Heritage Homes
Luigi D'Ancona, New York Public Housing Director (third from left) stands near Congresswoman Nita Lowey (middle of photo)
More than 300 people recently gathered at Hartley Field to celebrate the start of construction on a long-planned replacement of the aging Hartley Houses, part of the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority. The plan is to remove the towers and build 228 units in two- and three-story town home structures, a four-story apartment building and 15 two-family homes. The proposal calls for building 131 units in the first phase of the project, with about 60 and 30 units to follow in phases two and three, respectively. The new development will be called Heritage Homes. The New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, which manages the existing Hartley Houses, and MacQuesten Development are overseeing the project. The first phase will cost about $37 million, mostly from tax-exempt bonds issued by the state Housing Finance Authority. The first phase of building will be completed in about two years. The second phase will require some refinancing and the demolition of two buildings. The entire development could be completed within seven years.
Content Archived: December 2, 2013