Construction crane contractor John Zagami says he’s seen a lot of people build new homes in New York City and they usually get their projects approved.
Zagami is one of the developers behind a project in Brooklyn that will turn the city’s old brick and mortar houses into prefabricated apartments.
He said he was expecting a lot more activity in the area this year.
“It’s a huge undertaking, but we’ve been doing this for about five years now,” he said.
The Brooklyn project is called the Brooklyn Bridge Housing project.
It is designed to provide housing for the citys homeless population and it will be a partnership between two companies.
The project is slated to be completed in 2021 and will include 2,200 apartments.
Zangami said the project will also help the city build more affordable housing for renters.
“We’re building a bridge, and people need housing, and we’re building it with people that need housing,” he explained.
“And that’s the beauty of it.
It’s a bridge that’s going to be used for people, it’s going for people that have the ability to live.”
Zagamic said he’s been seeing a lot in recent years of new construction in Brooklyn and he said he wants to see more of it in the future.
“There’s a lot going on right now,” Zagamic explained.