Affordable Housing Development Tops Out at 211 East 203rd Street in The Bronx

Rendering of The Bedford (left) and current view of construction (right) - Rendering by Nightnurse Images and construction photo by Magnusson Architecture and PlanningRendering of The Bedford (left) and current view of construction (right) - Rendering by Nightnurse Images and construction photo by Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Construction has officially topped out at The Bedford, a new 13-story affordable housing development in the Bedford Park section of The Bronx. The property is located at 211 East 203rd Street and will eventually contain 108 rental apartment units.

From development partners Housing and Services Inc. and Robert Sanborn Development, the building will offer a mix of Affordable Independent Residences for Seniors (AIRS), supportive, and affordable family housing. The mix of layouts will include 68 studios, 21 one-bedrooms, and 19 two-bedroom units. According to the project team, the newly constructed building will be home to 66 homeless individuals and 41 low- to moderate-income households.

On-site amenities will include a community room, multiple lounge areas, a learning center with computers, a library, on-site laundry facilities, and a bike room. Occupants will also have access to a landscaped rear yard and a roof terrace.

The structure is also designed to LEED-Platinum standards. This will include photovoltaic solar panels, high-efficiency HVAC systems, a high-efficiency hot-water system, LED lighting throughout the property, Energy-Star appliances, green roofs, and more.

The façade also incorporates a high-performance window system to help improve temperature management. Elsewhere, the exterior incorporates understated gray brick and lightly hued cladding.

“We wanted to reference and embrace the architectural heritage of the Grand Concourse around the corner,” said Fernando Villa, principal, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, which served as lead architect on the project. “So we included subtle designs in the brick of the exterior walls. At the same time, we also used newer materials and a more modern aesthetic, so you have a stylistic transition from old to new.”

Rendering of The Bedford - Nightnurse Images

Rendering of The Bedford – Nightnurse Images

When complete, the building will comprise approximately 90,000 square feet. The project team has not confirmed an anticipated date of completion.

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59 Comments on "Affordable Housing Development Tops Out at 211 East 203rd Street in The Bronx"

  1. David in Bushwick | September 11, 2020 at 9:25 am | Reply

    More of this, less of that.

  2. Michelle L. Pacheco | September 11, 2020 at 11:02 am | Reply

    How can I get an application for my parents.

  3. I want to
    Know how I can apply

  4. Henry Louis Robinson | September 11, 2020 at 3:06 pm | Reply

    What are rents gonna be? And are tenants gonna go through a lottery/drawing system?

  5. Is that building going to accept section??

  6. Hi im searching for a 1 bed room unit to live any help out here.


  7. I like it.

  8. Very good idea beautiful place i need a appartment

  9. Nice how do you apply for an apartment.

  10. Another ugly cement and glass box.
    13 stories is way out of context for this community.

    • No it’s not. There’s a bunch of similarly height buildings near this location. NYC is not a museum.

      Also, people want big windows and like this aesthetic.

  11. I am in a women’s shelter for women who became recent widows I need a one or two bedroom desperately.

    • Waiting for the rent highs and lows. Most affordable housing now a days had low income of 70,000 and high of 120,000 how in this world is that considered affordable housing!

  12. Great I would like to apply for an apartment

  13. Derrick G Monroe | September 11, 2020 at 7:23 pm | Reply

    Can I apply for an appartment?
    SSDI I’v been on for several years now.

  14. Hi,How much is the rent for the about apartments??? Thanks

  15. Why not 3/4 bedroom apt? You have big families as well that need housing.

  16. What is the rent for 2 bedroom?

  17. How can I apply for application so I know if it’s a lottery or can I apply I have section 8

  18. I already put in an application but i wanna know how can i put in another one since im no longer in the shelter

  19. It’s sad that all this nice talk about housing for the homeless and elderly and here I am homeless for 10 years on ssi and can’t even get a room or apartment so where is this going to I can’t even get a case worker so nice in words but do u really see our pain not even borough Senate ignore me

  20. Where do I begin to get help if all I get is go to a shelter have u ever seen a shelter its worst than jail my best friend got kill in a shelter I will never go I rather stay on the street or subway if u only knew the real world of homeless men and woman maybe u will understand

  21. How do I get an application?

  22. Interested in senior residence,for middle-income.

  23. Do u accept section 8


  25. I am interested in a two bedroom how much are you asking

  26. Very nice building I would like to Apply for a 2 bedrooms and I would like to know how much it would cost for the rent thank you.

  27. Where do I apply. I need a two bedroom

  28. Single city worker mom of 1 child. I would like to live in the Yimby building. Please post listings on how to apply. Its a beautiful building.Desparaetly seeking an affordable appt.

  29. How can I get a Application for one of these apartment

  30. How do I apply?

  31. Can you mail me application for theses apt. In Bedford part area.

  32. I work for the city and I I’m in a literary for housing connect but they never have send me anything for the past 7 years it’s a funny game about lottery, but I would like to have the chance to apply

  33. I meant to say lottery**

  34. How do you apply, need a one bedroom desperately.

  35. What’s the rent for a one and a two bedroom

  36. Where can get an application

  37. How can I receive an application??


  39. Esteffany Garcia | September 12, 2020 at 8:13 pm | Reply

    How can i get an application?

  40. I looking for a place to leave in my mother and my daughter die got no place to leave

  41. Rocio Velazquez | October 8, 2020 at 8:48 am | Reply

    I work for a R.A.I.N. Inc., the program I work for helps seniors with applying for affordable housing. My question is: How or whom do I contact to get applications for my clients (seniors)?

  42. Shannen Preston | October 24, 2020 at 9:09 am | Reply

    Good morning I am interested in this project, how can I get an application, I am practically homeless.I am a hard working individual young and ambitious, always have a job.

  43. Evelyn Fantauzzi | December 12, 2020 at 9:10 pm | Reply

    I want a application l know is going to be beautiful l want too ty studio apartments

  44. Victoria Aliheukwu | December 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm | Reply

    I am interested in two bedrooms apartment at 211 East 203 street

    • Hello, I would like to apply for 3 bedrooms apartment at
      234 east 203 street, Bronx NY

      Thank you so much for your service.

  45. Victoria Aliheukwu | December 14, 2020 at 5:41 pm | Reply

    I am interested in two bedrooms apartment at 3178 Villa Avenue

  46. Victoria Aliheukwu | December 14, 2020 at 5:42 pm | Reply

    I am interested in two bedrooms apartment at 2958_ 2960 Marion Avenue

  47. Victoria Aliheukwu | December 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm | Reply

    I am interested in two bedrooms apartment at 234 East 203rd street

  48. Victoria Aliheukwu | December 14, 2020 at 5:44 pm | Reply

    I am interested in two bedrooms apartment at 2880 Jerome Avenue

  49. Lillian Marrero | December 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm | Reply

    Where can I get an application for an apartment at the Bedford Section of the Bronx?

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