On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled plans to build more than 2,800 homes on 58 acres of underutilized land at the state-owned Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, which is currently vacant. The project would make use out of unused space on the 125-acre campus while still providing services to patients on the parts of Creedmoor that are still being used.

The project is also part of a series of actions taken by Hochul after her more ambitious housing plan failed to garner enough support among state lawmakers. According to The Real Deal, master plans call for 1,633 for-sale cooperative units, two-story homes and townhome triplexes, reserved for shareholders earning up to 100% of the area median income. The remaining 1,240 homes will be rental units, with 808 of the apartments reserved as supportive and senior housing.

The state is expected to begin an environmental review of the plan next year and to draft a general project plan that details the redevelopment. Additionally, a request for proposals is set to be issued seeking developers to construct the project in phases. 

Similarly in Harlem, New York State recently announced that L+M Development Partners, Urbane and Lemor Development Group would build a 105-unit affordable housing project at the former Lincoln Correctional Facility. That project calls for affordable homeownership units, arts and community spaces.