May 18, By Christian Murray
The housing division of Catholic Charities has filed plans to construct a seven story residential building in Astoria catering to low income seniors.
The building, which is slated to go up at 23-11 31 Road, would consist of 93 affordable dwelling units and would be across the street from another low-income senior complex that Catholic Charities manages. That complex, called the Catherine Sheridan Houses, has 240 units.
The new structure would go up on what is now a parking lot. It would include space for a community room and community facilities on the ground floor. There would be 14 to 16 residential units on each floor, from floors 2 through 7.
The architect working on the plans is listed as Dattner Architect, the firm used to design the massive Hallets Point project.
Details as to who would qualify for the houses are not known.
However, to qualify for the Catherine Sheridan Houses, seniors must be over 62 years of age, with singles earning less than $44,350 or two people under $50,700.
Tenants are selected via a lottery.