West Side Rag: Demolition Begins on Parking Garages and Residence to Make Way for New Affordable Housing


Two construction workers in front of Valley Lodge.

By Carol Tannenhauser

Two low-cost parking garages on 108th Street that stored several hundred cars have been closed to prepare for the construction of a new affordable housing development. The process will ultimately create 395 units of permanent affordable housing for low-income seniors, families, and some single women, both on 108th and further downtown.

After years of local opposition, a grueling approval process, and a lawsuit, West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, known as WSFSSH, experienced a “very smooth” start to its ambitious new project on West 108th Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, according to Executive Director Paul R. Freitag.

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