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Project Name



7-17 Ludlow Street


Year Completed



67,389 sq. feet

Construction Cost



Westhab Inc.


  • Structural Engineer: GACE
  • : Johnson & Urban
  • Electrical Engineer: Johnson & Urban
  • Plumbing Engineer: Johnson & Urban
  • Landscape Architect: Terrain NYC
  • Civil Engineer: Philip Habib Associates
  • Steven Winter Associates
  • Robert Schwartz

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Project Description

The project site is located on the north side of Ludlow Street, between South Broadway and Riverdale Avenue in Yonkers, New York. The brownfield parcel, consists of a total of approximately 27,930.00 square feet. The site is a 10-minute walk to the Metro North train station and several city bus lines with stops adjacent to the site. Community and retail facilities are well within walking distance from the site.

The new proposed development entails demolishing the existing buildings and paved areas and replace them with an 8-story, 67,389 square foot, senior housing building. The building design consists of seventy two (72) units, 71 one-bedroom section 202 units for the elderly with full bath & kitchen, and one 2-bedroom unit which will be reserved for the building’s superintendent.

At the ground floor, the building will have the residential lobby with a interior seating area, mail room and 3 offices with a waiting area; two elevators and two stairways. There will be an exercise room, a community room with kitchenette and public bathroom and an adjacent laundry room fronting Ludlow Street.

The building will have a partially covered outdoor seating deck which is accessible from the Laundry and Community room and from the street. One of the 71 senior units and the super’s apartment are located at the ground floor.

The Building’s design and specifications will comply with HUD’s Minimum Property Standards, and other applicable HUD Standards, guidelines and criteria.

The building will have green/high performance features with smart building technology. The client has applied for the NYSERDA Energy Star Multifamily Program, which provides technical assistance and rebates for projects that are at least 15% more energy efficient than the minimum NY State Code requirements ( ASHRAE 90.1-2007). The building is expected to have LEED for Homes certification.
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