GLASSELL PARK — An affordable housing developer is planning to build a 46-unit apartment building on Eagle Rock Boulevard, one of several new, large residential projects that have been planned or built in recent years on the busy street.
The 54 foot-high project by Women Organizing Resources Knowledge & Services would replace a row of one-story buildings at 4121 Eagle Rock Boulevard near Avenue 41. The new apartment complex is only about two blocks away from where the same developer recently constructed Teague Terrace, a 55-unit affordable apartment complex for homeless vets, persons with developmental disabilitie and mental illness.
In return for building affordable housing, W.O.R.K.S., as the developer is known, is seeking city permission to build a project that is larger and taller than currently allowed while providing less open space, according to the Planning Department. The building would total more than 39,000-square-feet in size or about 10,000 square-feet larger than currently permitted. The building’s 54-foot height is 11 feet high higher than currently allowed.
The Eastsider has contacted W.O.R.K.S. for more details on the project.
Developers have been busy in recent years on Eagle Rock Boulevard, a wide street that is a mix of apartments and commercial buildings In addition to affordable housing reserved for low-income tenants, developers have also built or are proposing to build market-rate apartments and for-sale housing, including NELA Union, the 52-unit townhouse project completed this year and a new 46-townhouse project that is preparing to break ground on the site former Time Warner cable offices.