Groundbreaking has just occurred for a ten-story affordable housing building at 985 Bruckner Boulevard in Woodstock, the Bronx. The site is one block away from the Hunts Point Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 6 train, and eight blocks away from the Intervale Avenue Subway Station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Rainey Park is also nearby, with three baseball fields. The NYC-based non-profit Community Access is responsible for the development.
The 106-foot tall structure yields 170,000 square feet, with 68,000 square feet registered for residential use, and 70,360 square feet dedicated to a community facility. The site comes with storage for 56 bicycles, a laundry room, tenant recreational space on the first, second, fourth, sixth, eighth, ninth, and tenths floor, fitness center, multi-purpose rooms, program offices, dining room, mail center, children recreation room. 215 residential units are created, with a dedication to affordable housing to families and supportive housing for people with mental disabilities.
Think! Architecture & Design is responsible for the design. The modernist masonry façade is broken up into several components, with a distinctive yellow framing at the lobby. Tenants will be able to enjoy double-height shared community spaces intended to foster a communal environment.
Completion is expected by the end of 2019.