Westhab submitted an application to the Yonkers Planning Board for Ludlow Commons, an age-restricted housing that would be rented to low-income senior citizens.
Renters would occupy 70 of the one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment would be for a superintendent.
Construction costs are estimated at $16.5 million and the total cost is estimated at $25 million, according to Westhab CEO Robert Miller. About 30 workers are expected to be at the site during the construction phase.
The area is zoned for the building and Westhab’s application’s only deviation from city zoning ordinances is for parking, which requires 37 spots. Westhab proposes 25 spots.
The agency argues that at a senior complex it manages nearby at 185 Riverdale Ave. there are 43 spaces for 83 units and only 25 of those parking spaces are used by tenants.
The eight-story building would be built at 7-17 Ludlow St., a lot that is partly vacant and that has an auto repair shop.
The Yonkers Planning Board is expected to begin its review of Westhab’s application tonight at its regular meeting.