Renderings have been revealed 2016 Arthur Avenue, a nine-story affordable housing complex coming to Tremont, The Bronx. Foxy Management will develop the building, with an affiliation to the Riverdale-based Hebrew Home for the Aged. This will be their second project working together, after the identically natured and 90% complete 1880 Boston Road.
The 95-foot tall structure will yield 140,420 square feet for residential use. 176 rental apartments will be created, all of which will let at affordable rates for seniors. Units range in size from studios to one-bedrooms.
Residents will have access to a live-in super, laundry, bicycle storage, a greenhouse for gardening, and a passive outdoor recreation space on the ground floor. An eighth-floor lounge will include several more amenities. This will include a reading room, arts and crafts space, a computer room, fitness center, and two outdoor terraces.
According to the developer, the building will focus on managing physical health and environmental awareness. 8,000 square feet of open space will be available for residents, along with an indoor greenhouse for growing vegetables and herbs. A teaching kitchen will be included to engage residents with the facility. Two setbacks will create over 4,000 square feet of terraces on the eighth floor, easily accessible for seniors in wheelchairs, and creating yet more planting space.
SLCE Architects are responsible for the design.
The NYS HFA and HCR, and NYCHPD under its Senior Affordable Rental Apartments program are expected to provide funding.
The lot is currently vacant, meaning construction can start as soon as permits are approved. According to the developer, construction is expected to start in December 2018, with occupancy beginning in early 2021.