Back in July of 2014, YIMBY reported on new building applications for 4261 Park Avenue, in The Bronx’s Tremont neighborhood. Now, the COOKFOX-designed project, dubbed Park House, is ready to open with an official address of 4275 Park Avenue.
The ribbon-cutting will occur today at 4PM, and is being held by the developer, Breaking Ground. 4275 Park Avenue has 248 units of all-affordable housing, with a total construction area of just over 211,000 square feet.
The project stands twelve stories to its rooftop, and the design by COOKFOX shows that affordable housing can still look decent.
While the renderings are fairly spectacular, the realization of the design isn’t quite as shiny, though it is still a positive contribution to the neighborhood. The brick facade has some interesting textures, however, the PTACs that proliferate across the building’s windows are a major disappointment.
Still, with empty lots still all over the place, and affordable housing a scarce commodity, 4275 Park Avenue is a welcome addition. Breaking Ground is working on three additional new developments in the Bronx, and several others across the rest of New York City, with 1,500 units remaining in their pipeline.