A. Philip Randolph Houses
Harlem, New York
The Randolph Houses project contains 36 five story Old Law tenement buildings, 14 of which are on the north side of the street (collectively, the “North Side”) and 22 on the south side of the street (collectively, the “South Side”), and together comprise the Public Housing development known as “Randolph Houses.” This exciting project involves the historic rehabilitation of the existing structures into two sets of interconnected and fully handicapped accessible buildings. The building facades have been restored and the interior of the building has been completely demolished and rehabilitated.
The redevelopment of the South Side – phase one of a two phase HUD mixed finance and LIHTC project – included a $95 million gut-rehabilitation of 307 vacant units in the 22 old law tenement buildings on the south side of the street. The new project contains 168 units in what are now two interconnected buildings with central circulation and elevator access. The newly reconfigured units are a mix of Studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments designed to accommodate family living. The rehabilitated buildings contain community space, a teaching kitchen, computer lab, fitness room and storage for residents. There are also site improvements which include two children’s play areas for different age groups and active and passive outdoor spaces for residents to enjoy.
There will be a subsequent $51 million North Side – phase two redevelopment, which will include the gut-rehabilitation of 145 units in the 14 old law tenement building on the north side of the street. The new project will include 115 rehabilitated units in what will be one building with central circulation and elevator access. This project will also be historic rehabilitation and contain a mix of studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. This project will have a similar amenity package to the South Side project, with some amenities shared between the two phases.
Type: Mixed Income
Total development cost: $146 million
Units: 283 residential
Completed: Phase I – 2016/Anticipated Completion: Phase II – 2017