Westchester IDA Votes Approval of Incentives for 100% Affordable Senior Housing Project in Ossining

The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has voted final approval of financial incentives for the construction of a $44.5 million 100% affordable housing project for seniors 62 and older to be built in the Village of Ossining.

The project, which received approval at the IDA’s October 26 meeting, will be built on a vacant site located at 136-140 Croton Avenue. The 3.5-story building would be comprised of 74 units of affordable senior housing, set at 40%, 50%, and 60% Area Median Income (AMI). It will also feature up to 3,500 square feet of planned retail and flex community space.

“This 100 percent affordable housing project is providing much-needed housing for seniors 62 and older while creating new construction jobs for our County’s residents. This is the kind of innovative development that is helping Westchester meet its growing housing demands,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer.

“The financial incentives approved for this development will pay long-term dividends for our seniors who will enjoy living in an attractive apartment building with great amenities and an easily accessible location,” said IDA Chair Joan McDonald.

Crescent Manor Ossining will feature 33 studios, 40 one-bedroom, and one two-bedroom unit designated for the building superintendent. Amenities will include a fitness room,computer room, community room/lounge, and laundry room. The project would provide two levels of parking.

The project applicant, Macquesten Development, is receiving a sales tax exemption of $1,216,462, a mortgage recording tax exemption of $232,460 and a real estate tax exemption through Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreement of $5,382,643. It is estimated that Crescent Manor Ossining will create 159 construction jobs of which 43 percent will be Westchester hires and 30 percent of capital expenditures will be procured with the County. The project is slated to start April 2024 and be completed by August 2026.

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