Hudson Companies Announces Commercial Tenants at La Central Affordable Housing Development in The Bronx

Updated renderings of ground floor commercial spaces and residential building at La Central - Bezier; FXCollaborativeUpdated renderings of ground floor commercial spaces and residential building at La Central - Bezier; FXCollaborative

Hudson Companies has achieved a major milestone at La Central, a 1.1-million-square-foot affordable housing development in The Bronx, where a collection of new commercial tenants will soon open shop. Tenants include a community-based café, a sit-down Mexican restaurant, a take-out pizza shop, an organic grocer, and an operator for the 135-space on-site parking garage.

Designed by MHG Architects, FXCollaborative, and Future Green Studio, completion of the development’s two new structures represents the second phase of La Central’s three-phase masterplan. These properties are located at 556 and 600 Bergen Avenue in the Melrose section of The Bronx.

When fully operational, the phase two properties will contain 496 affordable residential units, a new 50,000-square-foot YMCA, a television studio for BronxNet, and a GrowNYC-operated rooftop garden. The commercial tenants include the Taste of The Bronx Cafè and Metate Authentica Comida Mexicana.

Leases for the commercial component were co-brokered by KZA Realty Group and RM Friedland, and amount to 6,710 square feet with 36,904 square feet for the parking garage.

“These new tenants will help transform La Central into a neighborhood destination, bringing beloved Bronx businesses and needed amenities to the community,” said Aaron Koffman, principal of the Hudson Companies. “We look forward to welcoming residents to these exciting new spaces at La Central next year.”

In addition to Hudson Companies, developers responsible for the complex include BRP Companies, Kretchmer Companies, ELH-TKC LLC, Comunilife, and Breaking Ground, together with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

The three phases of La Central will comprise five individual buildings and will include 992 affordable residences, an interior landscaped courtyard, 80,000 square feet of community facility space, a public park, 45,0000 square feet of retail, and a roof-mounted telescope to be controlled by the Bronx High School of Science.

The final phase is expected to be completed in 2023 and will contain approximately 350 affordable apartments at a range of income levels.

Site plan for La Central - FXCollaborative

Site plan for La Central – FXCollaborative

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25 Comments on "Hudson Companies Announces Commercial Tenants at La Central Affordable Housing Development in The Bronx"

  1. Valerie Peterson | December 1, 2020 at 8:48 am | Reply

    I am a section 8 recipient looking to move in near future. How do I apply? Looking for a 1 bdrm. Income ranges from $1,000. – $1,250. Monthly.

  2. How do I apply for affordable bronx housing.

  3. Marta Tolentino | December 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm | Reply

    Como puedo llenar una aplicación para adquirir un apartamento

  4. I am interested in I live close by I am looking for one bedroom apartment I would love to hear from you’re.

  5. Annabell Vazquez | December 1, 2020 at 11:01 pm | Reply

    I applied months ago and have yet to receive an reply. Have been applying on housing connect for 8 years now and never never have I been called for an interview at least. I have good credit and my income is good.

  6. I’ve recently applied for an appartment through the lottery system and haven’t heard back from this development. I’m hoping that my application is valid for this advertisement. These developments look amazing and I would love to have the opportunity to reside in one of these apartments.

  7. How do I apply for affordable bronx housing.

  8. How I get applications for this appt.

  9. How do i apply? im interested in 2 bdrm apartment..

  10. I’m interested in applying. How do I apply?

  11. I’m looking for a one bedroom how do I apply

  12. Would very much appreciate it if you can tell me how to apply for one of these apts. Hope ti hear from someone soon.

  13. I’m a section 8 recipient n looking to separately to move out of where I am because I was almost attack n now I’m afraid of coming in n out the building. Im a retiree n need to feel safe where I live!

  14. I have citipheds voucher n since my mother applied to this residence i have to be near her due to her health conditions. Im also her home health aid n it would be to much easier to help her every time an emergency occurs in the middle of the nights.

  15. Darryl Montgomery | December 4, 2020 at 11:46 am | Reply

    hi I would like to apply I’m retired from NYC Transit and on disability I think I make enough to get in. thank you d m

  16. I wanna apply for 2 bedroom in the Bronx

  17. I have secion 8. For tree betdroom

  18. How do I apply?

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

    I am interested

  20. I am very interested in this building apartment please send me an application, am a single mother of 3.

  21. I am so interested, need an application for me and my 3 kids

  22. How do you get applications or apply for the appointments

  23. How do I affordable bronx housing and interested in bed or Studio( if you have studio).

  24. Hi
    how much will be a studio

  25. Im looking for a studio. How i get a application. Thanks

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