New Renderings Revealed of Affordable Housing Project at 2 Mount Hope Place in The Bronx

Rendering of 2 Mount Hope Place - Gerald Caliendo ArchitectRendering of 2 Mount Hope Place - Gerald Caliendo Architect

Updated renderings from Gerald Caliendo Architects offer a first look at an 11-story mixed-use building at 2 Mount Hope Place in Morris Heights, The Bronx. The development is alternately addressed as 1840 Jerome Avenue and will comprise a mix of rental apartments, retail space, and community facilities.

The construction site is located on the corner of Mount Hope Place and Jerome Avenue. Permits submitted to the Department of Buildings specify that the structure will encompass 149,784 square feet.

The façade incorporates white, beige, and dark brown paneling with what appears to be PTAC-fitted windows and dark metal mullions. The lower levels of the building are enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, as is typical for commercial retail.

Rendering of 2 Mount Hope Place - Gerald Caliendo Architect

Rendering of 2 Mount Hope Place – Gerald Caliendo Architect

Rendering of 2 Mount Hope Place - Gerald Caliendo Architect

Rendering of 2 Mount Hope Place – Gerald Caliendo Architect

The lower levels will be reserved for the retail component and community facilities. Retail space will be the building’s second-largest component at approximately 31,000 square feet. The unspecified community facility is, by far, the smallest planned component at around 3,400 square feet.

The residential component will occupy just over 115,000 square feet. While the developer has confirmed that a portion of the building will yield below market-rate apartments, it has not been specified how many of the units and for which income levels the residences will be reserved. Beyond the inclusion of 100 enclosed parking spaces, the project team has also not revealed if amenities will be made available to future occupants.

The development is the latest project from Bronx-based developer Sam Kafif, who has not publicly commented on the expected completion date for the building.

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7 Comments on "New Renderings Revealed of Affordable Housing Project at 2 Mount Hope Place in The Bronx"

  1. Damned Architect | July 14, 2020 at 10:17 am | Reply

    The scale of the building is right on; too often these new buildings cap out at 7 stories and do not live up to the potential density of the neighborhood. The Bronx needs more people, not less!

    • Agreed. The last Bronx post had a 7 story adjacent to the subway station.

      But in the last couple years overall getting better density.

  2. “Affordable housing,” in order to make it “affordable,” requires a government subsidy, money of which neither NYC nor NYS has right now, or in the foreseeable future.
    In fact, there are some politicians who are anticipating all the vacant office space from the exodus of businesses from Midtown Manhattan, and recommending turning them into “affordable housing,” with no indication of just how to make it “affordable” (or even practical). If that comes off, the glut of “affordable housing” will be a little too much.
    I wish these developers all the luck, but I think the “affordability” of these apartments will fall entirely on them.

  3. Alimiyaou Moumouni | July 15, 2020 at 5:42 am | Reply

    Hi it’s a beautiful building but it’s not for people with low income thank you

    • As with manythings what is low income. Ami csn make that tricky. As 100k is middle income for 72nd st. Zip codes can screw income scales.

  4. You would not know it from the rendering, but Mt Hope Place is a narrow one- way street. Neighborhood between the Concourse and Jerome is dense right now.

  5. I’m looking for low income apartments can you please help me I’ve been looking for a partner since I was 20 years old now I am 30 years old.

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