Project Details and Updates

Renovations and improvements for individual apartments will include enhanced security upgrades and new kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, and flooring. They are located primarily in Upper Manhattan, as well as in Murray Hill and the Upper West Side.

Renovation Progress

In-unit renovations are currently underway at three developments: Wise Towers, Washington Heights Rehab, and Public School 139. See below for the full list of developments, with links to updates on renovation progress.

The 16 Developments are:

  • Fort Washington Avenue Rehab
  • Grampion
  • Manhattanville Rehab (Group 2)
  • Manhattanville Rehab (Group 3)
  • Park Avenue-East 122nd, 123rd Streets
  • Public School 139 (Conversion)
  • Samuel (MHOP) I
  • Samuel (MHOP) II
  • Samuel (MHOP) III
  • Washington Heights Rehab (Groups 1&2)
  • Washington Heights Rehab Phase III
  • Washington Heights Rehab Phase IV (C)
  • Washington Heights Rehab Phase IV (D)
  • Wise Towers
  • 344 East 28th Street
  • 335 East 111th Street

Scope of Work

Renovations and improvements for individual apartments will include new kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, and flooring. Building-wide renovations can include roof repairs, facade work, elevator upgrades and replacements, mechanical systems upgrades, additional security systems, and new heating systems. Enhancements will also be prioritized for common areas, community centers, landscaping, and playgrounds. Design upgrades including bold graphics and signage will provide visual interest and enhanced wayfinding that may be particularly beneficial for NYCHA’s senior citizen population.

We understand that each development is unique and may have other specific needs. We will work with the tenants and NYCHA staff to identify those needs as part of an ongoing collaborative process.

PRC Commitment to Residents

During the renovation process, current tenants will be able to remain in place, in their apartments, with appropriate accommodations for disabled residents and others that require special assistance. In the event that some rehabilitation work is not possible with tenants in place due to safety or health concerns, PRC will be responsible for all relocation efforts, and tenants will have the right to return to their apartments after work is completed.

We plan to actively seek the expertise of the residents and staff that have lived and worked in these buildings and communities for years. PRC will seek to hire staff directly from the NYCHA developments both during the construction period and for the long-term operations of the property.


Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

  • NYCHA designates PRC as development team in June 2019
  • Resident engagement meetings begin and continue through construction financing closing
  • Interview/hiring process underway for NYCHA tenants and staff for construction, tenant liaison, property management and similar positions
  • Meet with every household:
    • Perform Housing Quality Standard repairs to pass inspection
    • Perform lead, mold and asbestos testing
    • Develop renovation scope for every apartment
    • Determine household needs for assistance during renovations and ongoing social services

2020 – 2023

  • Construction financing closing in 2020
  • Construction work begins for main scope of work in 2021
  • Activation of parks/outdoor spaces and developing of social services space
  • All renovations completed by 2023