Today, YIMBY has the reveal for renderings of a 15-story affordable housing development at 1932 Bryant Avenue, in The Bronx’s West Farms neighborhood. The site will yield 319 affordable apartments just two blocks away from the West Farms Square Subway Station, which is serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The Bronx Zoo is also nearby, in the same park as the New York Botanical Garden. Second Farms Neighborhood Housing is responsible for the development.
The modern building, built on a slope, incorporates four different colors of brick, employed to distinguish the various sections of the building. Black brick connects windows making columns of two and three, informing the main design of the façade. White bricks cover two corners, and golden bricks rise in a thin column from above the main entrance, creating the illusion of division in the center of the structure.
The 165-foot tall mixed-use building will yield 295,230 square feet of space, with 274,250 square feet dedicated to residential use, 11,890 square feet for commercial-retail use, and 9,080 square feet for medical facilities. Apartments will average 859 square feet apiece.
The healthcare and retail space will be located on the ground floor and basement. Tenants will have access to laundry rooms, recreation space, office rooms, and storage for 160 bicycles on the first floor.
Dattner Architects is responsible for the design.