It’s been a busy few days in the Bronx for the Department of Buildings, and the surge in new building applications across the borough probably has something to do with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new plan to resurrect the 421-a tax break. A non-profit working to end homelessness has filed plans for a 13-story supportive housing project at 2865 Creston Avenue, in the northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Bedford Park.
The 75,260-square-foot building would rise on an oddly shaped lot that fronts Jerome Avenue and a little slice of Minerva Place, which branches off of Creston Avenue. A total of 118 supportive units would be divided across the residential part of the project, yielding average units of 630 square feet.
There would be a lobby and bike storage on the ground floor, three units on the second floor, five on the third, 12 on each of the following seven stories, and seven apiece on the top two floors. The third floor would also include a laundry room, community room, warming pantry, and residents would be able to enjoy a 13th floor roof terrace.
The developer is Project Renewal, a non-profit that builds transitional and permanent housing for homeless New Yorkers and offers a variety of services to treat basic health issues, mental illness, and addiction, as well as job training programs. Edelman Sultan Knox Wood Architects will be responsible for the design.
The organization picked up the development site for a combined $3,800,000 last year.
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