311 West 42nd Street New York, NY
  • $.0M

    HIT Investment

  • $M

    Total Development Cost

  • Units of housing, with 25% affordable units

  • Hours of Union Construction Work Generated

  • $M

    Tax revenue generated

  • $M

    Total economic benefit

“We appreciate the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust’s commitment to investing in union construction projects in New York. When union pension capital is prudently invested in transformative transit-oriented construction projects built with 100% union labor while creating much needed housing, we are investing in ourselves while addressing the needs of the community.” —Gary LaBarbera, President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York


The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $337.7 million new construction of 311 West 42nd Street, a mixed-use development comprised of 330 residential rental units, 83 of which are affordable, and 41,678 square feet of rentable retail space. The project, located in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square, will offer modern and green apartments. The development is comprised of a seven-story mid-rise and a 33-story residential tower and will offer residents enclosed and outdoor amenities, including a fitness center, a rooftop pool and a landscaped outdoor space.


The HIT will purchase a $50 million participation interest as part of a syndicate of institutional lenders that are  providing an aggregate $204 million construction loan for the development. 311 West 42nd Street is HIT’s 74th project in New York City.


In addition to the economic impacts below, 83 units (25%) at 311 West 42nd Street will be set aside for residents earning below 40%, 60% or 120% of Area Median Income. The building is targeting the National Green Building Standard Silver certification. This transit-oriented development is adjacent to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and atop one of the busiest New York City subway stations in Manhattan with access to 12 different subway lines and one stop from the major transportation centers at Penn Station and Grand Central Station.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of December 31, 2021. Economic impact data is in 2021 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

This page provides information about a project or projects financed by the HIT which may or may not be reflective of other financed projects or refer to an asset currently held in the HIT’s portfolio. Investors should consider the HIT’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses carefully before investing. This and other information is contained in HIT’s prospectus, available at aflcio-hit.com or by calling 202-331-8055. The prospectus should be read carefully before investing.