Renderings courtesy of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
A housing lottery opened this week for 144 affordable apartments at a major new mixed-use development in Queens. Developed by Madison Realty Capital, Woodside Central occupies a full block from 69th Street to 70th Street on the border of Elmhurst and Woodside and includes over 470 mixed-income homes, a new public school, and public outdoor space. New Yorkers earning 80 percent of the area median income, or between $55,886 annually for a single person and $115,280 annually for a household of five, can apply for the affordable apartments, priced from $1,511/month studios to $1,824/month two-bedrooms.
Designed by Perkins Eastman Architects, Woodside Central consists of two mid-rise towers, one at 15 stories tall and the other 12 stories, connected by a shared three-story-tall parking garage.
The development includes a new public elementary school, P.S. Q340, adding roughly 80,000 square feet of educational space and serving approximately 476 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school will be housed in one of the towers, from the cellar level up to the fourth floor, according to Madison Realty Capital. The new school will help overcrowding in Queens’ District 24.
Woodside Central’s amenities include a rooftop terrace, media room, fitness center, yoga room, enclosed parking spaces, and a shared laundry room.
Nearby public transit options include the 7, E, F, M, and R subway lines and the Q47 and Q60 buses.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until May 22, 2023. Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to residents of Queens Community District 2. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.