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Affordable Housing, Supermarket Heading to 11th Ave. Slaughterhouse Site

 A rendering of the Slaughterhouse Site project.
A rendering of the Slaughterhouse Site project.
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HELL'S KITCHEN — More than 230 units of affordable housing, dorm rooms and a grocery store are heading to 11th Avenue as part of a plan to transform an NYPD parking lot into a mixed-use development.

Radson Development and Kingspoint Heights Development will build 234 affordable apartments, 200,000 square feet of office space and a 12,000-square-foot grocery store at 495 11th Ave., between West 39th and 40th streets, the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced Monday.

The city put out a request for proposals seeking developers for the site — which once housed a slaughterhouse owned by the New York Butchers’ Dressed Meat Company — at the end of August 2015.

In addition to affordable housing, the project will include more than 88,000 square feet of dormitory space, more than 28,000 square feet of “amenity space” — including a health club, a laundry facility and a food court — and a new NYPD parking facility, the EDC said.

EDC and the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development worked with members of Community Board 4 to identify “key community priorities” for the site, the agency noted.

Details about income requirements for the affordable housing units were not included in the announcement. 

The project is expected to wrap up by 2022, EDC's spokesman said.