The Doe Fund and Bolivar Development have officially kicked off construction at Tiffany Court Plaza in the Foxhurst section of The Bronx. Located at 980 Westchester Avenue, the mixed-use building will eventually top out at seven stories and will comprise approximately 155,000 square feet.
Designed by GF55 Partners, the cellar and first floor will have a combined footprint of 28,000 square feet. These two lower levels will support a large grocery store and a mix of community facilities offering supportive services that include substance abuse counseling, comprehensive case management, vocational assistance, and educational training.
The remaining six floors will contain 151 mixed-income rental apartments ranging from studio units up to three-bedroom apartments. A total of 31 residences will be exclusively available through a housing lottery conducted by The Doe Fund and NYC Housing Connect. All residents will have access to a large communal lounge, a landscaped outdoor terrace, on-site laundry facilities, a computer room, and bike storage.
“With comprehensive, onsite social services, tenants will have access to the support they need to live with dignity and stability,” said George McDonald, founder and president of The Doe Fund. “980 Westchester also speaks to The Doe Fund’s belief in the power of place. The Bronx needs and deserves safe and aesthetically beautiful housing that serves as a resource to tenants and the surrounding community.”
The property is expected to debut by April 2021 with an estimated construction cost of $71.4 million. Upon completion, the structure is expected to achieve LEED Gold certification.