Affordable Housing Project Announced for 2856 Webster Avenue and 410 Bedford Park Boulevard in The Bronx

Exterior rendering is inclusive of both 2856 Webster Avenue & 410 Bedford Park Boulevard - Stephen B. Jacobs GroupExterior rendering is inclusive of both 2856 Webster Avenue & 410 Bedford Park Boulevard - Stephen B. Jacobs Group

Earlier this week, the New York Botanical Gardens and Douglaston Development announced a collaboration to complete two new affordable housing projects in The Bronx’s Bedford Park. The buildings will take shape near the northwest corner of the New York Botanical Gardens at 2856 Webster Avenue and 410 Bedford Park Boulevard.

Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group, both properties will debut as 100-percent affordable housing properties. Together, the projects will introduce 450 units reserved for low-income seniors and low- to moderate-income households in Bronx Community District 7. The district includes the Bedford Park, Fordham, Kingsbridge Heights, Norwood, and University Heights neighborhoods.

“With a 40-year development track record in the New York City area and beyond, we’ve seen the critical need for more affordable housing options in our city, especially for our senior population,” said Jeffrey Levine, chairman of Douglaston Development. “We’re thrilled to be joining forces and visions with The New York Botanical Garden on this project, an institution with roots in The Bronx community dating back 129 years to provide this vital housing resource to the community.”

Phase one of the collaborative development will break ground at 2856 Webster Avenue. Components will include 188 units of affordable housing for seniors earning up to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI), with an additional 12,000 square feet of ground-floor area for a grocery store.

The first phase is expected to wrap construction by 2022.

The second phase at 410 Bedford Park Boulevard will include up to 260 affordable rental units for individuals and families earning between 30 and 100 percent of AMI. Up to 8,000 square feet of the lower level will support community retail space.

The rendering illustrates an orthodox massing and design with a mix of light and dark gray curtain wall and an irregular grid of windows. The ground level features a floor-to-ceiling glass façade.

At this time, the project team has not revealed when phase two is expected to open.

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21 Comments on "Affordable Housing Project Announced for 2856 Webster Avenue and 410 Bedford Park Boulevard in The Bronx"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | September 20, 2020 at 7:17 am | Reply

    There are rich details on its development, richly designed right away to love it: Thank you.

  2. HawawuAli Mohammed | September 20, 2020 at 10:36 am | Reply

    How do I apply?

  3. Marcus Quattlebaum | September 20, 2020 at 10:59 am | Reply

    Good morning I would like to know how I can apply for a application.

  4. How do we apply for those apartments, we’re in our 60’s, do we apply through NYCHA

  5. Good morning I will like to know if I’m hpd am I excepted to apply

  6. Luis Ortiz I would like to know how I can apply for application.

  7. The apartment will be beautiful anyone needing a apartment would love to live there. Problem is they won’t be able to afford it and there will only accept about 3people who have a voucher and 500 hundred will apply wishing to get in.if you make 25,000 a year you can’t afford the rent. Sad times we are living in.

  8. I like to know where I can obtain applications for 2856 webster avenue and 410 Bedford park Blvd.

  9. Im disable how can i apply

  10. I like to apply for affordable apt at 2856 Webster Avenue and 410 Bedford Park Blvd

  11. How can I apply

  12. Gentrification posing as low income housing. Ive been applying for years the lowest income they accept is 80,000

  13. I would like to know how can I apply to these buildings ?

    • The buildings haven’t even been built yet. Geez!! If you looking to apply, apply through the NYC.GOV website just look affordable apartments on the site. I bet you the minimum income will be like $85,000+++, so only like 5 apartments will be available for low income ppl. The rest will be for the gentrifiers.

  14. Mary Elizabeth Blackwell | September 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Reply

    I want yo apply i cannot go up mystairs third floor after the corvid 19 i have my heart is bad i have diabetis high blood presurre chf i need a place with elevator .

  15. Why are they building so many of these apartments in the bronx the Bronx is overly crowded that’s what there is so crime.why not build farther upstate.

  16. How do I get application?

  17. How I could get application

  18. How do I apply

  19. get a better job then .. . . .

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