Heritage Homes is taking shape off of Brook Street, and now applications are being taken for apartments in the first phase of the $60 million development.
Macquesten Development LLC announced that occupancy of 130 apartments will begin in the fall of 2012.
The housing includes a four-story building with 14 studios and 26 one bedrooms; 80 townhouse-style two-bedroom apartments with 54 of them two-level duplexes.
Three-bedroom units will be constructed during the second and third phases.
Current residents of the Robert Harley Houses will be given first rental preferences for the new apartments.
Hartley Houses is a public housing complex now owned and managed by the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority.
The authority entered into a partnership with Mt. Vernon-based MacQuesten Development for the redevelopment of the existing complex, which contained, before demolition and construction began, 240 units in five six-story buildings.
Monthly rent, which includes gas for cooking and heating, ranges from $896 to $1,381, depending on income and size of household.
All units will feature central cooling, wood flooring, fire sprinklers, large windows, parking for bicycles and kitchen exhausts.
Applications can be requested by mail from Cornell Pace Inc., 542 Main St., 2nd floor, New Rochelle NY 10801. Include a self-addressed legal-size envelope with your request.
Applications are also available at the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority, 50 Sickles Ave., New Rochelle, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
All applications must be mailed to the post office box listed on the application and be postmarked by Oct. 15. Applications will be selected by lottery; applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified from consideration.
Three-bedroom units will be built during the second and third phases of the project, so housing official ask that families who are looking for or will only qualify for those units to not apply for the phase-one units.