The city has selected five finalists in an architecture competition to design affordable housing on 23 small municipal lots.
The contest, known as “Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC,” was announced in February by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) as a way of coming with inventive small living design solutions amid the city’s affordable housing crisis. In recent years, city officials have sought to identify abandoned vacant lots as possible development sites.
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