188-Unit Affordable Senior Housing Development Coming to 2856 Webster Avenue in Bedford Park, The Bronx

2856 Webster Avenue in Bedford Park. Rendering courtesy of Douglaston Development2856 Webster Avenue in Bedford Park. Rendering courtesy of Douglaston Development

Douglaston Development, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently announced the closing of construction financing for a $93.5 million mixed-use affordable housing development. The senior housing development addressed as 2856 Webster Avenue will bring 188 units to the Bedford Park neighborhood in The Bronx.

The northwest corner lot is owned by New York Botanical Garden, which executed a 99-year ground lease with Douglaston last year. The second phase of this development includes an affordable mixed-use development at the adjacent 410 Bedford Park Boulevard site.

“The Webster Avenue development is the result of a unique opportunity to transform an underutilized lot owned by The New York Botanical Garden into 188 affordable apartments for seniors,” said RuthAnne Visnauskas, commissioner of Homes and Community Renewal. “This development will help meet a growing need for safe, modern homes for New Yorkers to age in place. Residents will have convenient access to a ground-floor grocery store, on-site social services, and everything The New York Botanical Garden has to offer. As we carry out Governor Cuomo’s ambitious housing plan, we are committed to building and preserving affordable homes and combatting homelessness in every neighborhood of The Bronx, in New York City, and across the state.”

The 12-story structure will yield 107,158 square feet, with 94,472 square feet designated for residential space and 12,686 square feet for commercial use that includes a new supermarket on the ground floor. The grocery store will offer community access to healthy, affordable food. Fordham Bedford Community Services will offer on-site social services to the surrounding neighborhood.

Renderings by architect Stephen B. Jacobs Group depict a white and gray brick façade on the corner building, with an even grid of windows. The commercial space on the ground floor will have floor-to-ceiling windows along one street.

New construction permits were filed in the summer of 2019. Construction is expected to begin this spring and reach completion in 2022.

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79 Comments on "188-Unit Affordable Senior Housing Development Coming to 2856 Webster Avenue in Bedford Park, The Bronx"

  1. I’ve fallen and I can’t get up. How can I get an application?

    • Martha Rodriguez | January 17, 2021 at 6:49 am | Reply

      In need of a apt 63 yrs old I been on waiting lists for ouer 25 yrs can I get a appilcation so much in need please help a vet

  2. Great density but this would be a totally appropriate site for some real height. I wish the corner of this development shot up to about 25-30 floors.

  3. With its proximity to Fordham University, the Botanical Garden, and the Fordham Road BID, housing for young professionals would have been more appropriate.

    Stop asking for applications, this is not the NYC housing lottery. This is YIMBY, geez.

    • You’re right, we do need housing for our young professionals. I notice that in the Bronx everything they’re building is mostly supportive housing. Not everyone wants to live in supportive housing or a mixed use building. Young professionals need decent housing also. That’s good they’re building this for seniors but we know what usually happens.
      Build some co-ops or condos that the young professionals can afford if you want them to stay in the borough.

  4. Looks like an enormous cell block, but in a ‘nice way’
    As more of our population ages, senior housing may have to become super-talls.

  5. Where can I find the application?

  6. YOU live in a super tall.


  7. Lorraine givens | January 6, 2021 at 12:51 pm | Reply

    Yes yes i like. Thank you

  8. How old a senior you got to be to apply. How to I apply for an application.

  9. DJOUNEDOU TITIKPINA | January 6, 2021 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    Looks interesting in my Borough.
    Application please.

  10. America B Falquez | January 6, 2021 at 5:38 pm | Reply

    I want an application for my father. He has mucha housing. He want to moved.

  11. Good for seniors like me.
    Please send me application Forms

  12. Good for seniors like .How can i get application Forms

  13. Send me a applucation asap

  14. I think it’s good, that they help with housing for the elderly. I need a social worker, to help me in this application process, is it possible?

  15. Angeles De Jesús Arzola | January 6, 2021 at 9:33 pm | Reply

    How can I please get an application ? Thank you
    For Bedford Park or any Senior housing in the Bronx

  16. Como puedo obtener una aplicación del apartamento

  17. Cómo conseguir una aplicación

  18. Please send me a link for a aplicación

  19. Please send application information to me. Thank you so much.

  20. GAIL Marie MALUSSON | January 7, 2021 at 12:58 am | Reply

    I am in need of an application for a friend in nursing home

  21. Gloria will Love to work in the grocery store when become available.Thank you I have good Customer Service&Communication.Gloria work hard and safe
    Be Safe&Wear a Mask Thank You !

  22. Edisto Kennedy | January 7, 2021 at 5:07 am | Reply

    please can you send me an application for these units when available for a single adult no pets

  23. Evelyn Fantauzzi | January 7, 2021 at 8:11 am | Reply

    I want a application too pls my family pass away 3 family 1 studio ty so much ?

  24. Please may i Receive Application

  25. Rafael Santana | January 7, 2021 at 9:50 am | Reply

    Rafael Santana I’m interested for an application for the senior building

  26. HerminiaGarcia | January 7, 2021 at 9:52 am | Reply

    Herminia Garcia I’m will like an application for the senior building

  27. Great news for seniors living in that area, but to whom it may concern, could I receive some info on how to apply for an apt.

  28. I’m a senior living in Bedford Park how do I get an apply?

  29. Please send application to my email

  30. Carmen Williems | January 7, 2021 at 10:34 am | Reply

    I need to know how I get the application

  31. Hello good afternoon happy new year’s my name is Michael brown I’m interested in a application for a apartment I have social security as well as ssd and I need a place to live so desperately my number is 15188187964 and my address is 47 Lexington ave Albany ny 12206 apt 2 thank you god bless and be safe

  32. My is Mary Taylor i can i receive a application im a senior. I would like to apply

  33. Please send an application when they become available. Thank you.

  34. Christine L echavarria | January 7, 2021 at 3:03 pm | Reply

    I need application please send me one 384E 194st aptE bronx ny 10458

    • My name is Kevin welding I have a just a heart failure I have a bad knee and I’m disabled can I get a application please I need a studio apartment please help me please

  35. How can I get an application

  36. Nicolas Liberal | January 8, 2021 at 12:19 am | Reply

    I would like to request a application for me and mom please Thank you

  37. I would like to request a application for me and mom please Thank you

  38. William P. Wright | January 8, 2021 at 4:00 am | Reply

    I would like to apply for an apartment.

  39. Pls e-mail me when application s are available pls

  40. How can I get an application to apply for an apartment.

  41. Necesito una aplicación pra tía ella vive en Manhattan tiene 62 años ingreso bajo retirada gracias

  42. Jesus Betancourt | January 9, 2021 at 10:59 pm | Reply

    I would like to request for an application for a one bedroom apartment.

  43. I need one r two bed room aptment pl help me how I get loorent

  44. I would like to have an application for me am living on Riverdale Ave am from farrockaway am a cancer survivor of 10 years bone and breast really in need of a better place the landlord is never available please help

  45. What is the age requirement for this Senior Living Building? I would also like a application for an Apartment. Thank you. Please Reply

  46. Jeannette castro | January 14, 2021 at 11:54 pm | Reply

    Application please 1 bedroom on ssi disabled

  47. Jeannette castro | January 14, 2021 at 11:58 pm | Reply

    Need application 1 bedroom on ssi disabled please

  48. Maricel Fleischmen | January 17, 2021 at 5:57 pm | Reply

    I am 61 years old elderly woman i am disabled and I am a Senior and homeless I am looking for a studio apartment or a 1 bedroom please send me information on obtaining a application please and thank you .

  49. Please let me know where I can get an application thank you

  50. I live a rented room with my husband where can I apply or get an application

  51. Hola tengo interés en apt de 1 habitación tengo 64 año y estoy viviendo en un sótano y tengo varias complicaciones de salud att Rafael LOPEZ mi correo es alegrí[email protected] muchas gracias

  52. Cándida R Santana | January 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm | Reply

    Ase un año y cuatro meces apliqué y todavía estoy esperando que me llamen estoy viviendo Incómoda por favor tengo 64 años y en Mayo cumplo 65 por favor contéstame los más pronto posible mi número es 914 885 7908

  53. Margarita Fontanez | January 30, 2021 at 9:53 pm | Reply

    Hellow, l need an application how can l get one?

  54. Imelda pebenito | January 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm | Reply

    I am a senior. I want an application please for a one or two bedrooms, please forward me an application thank you very much.

  55. I’m interested in a two bedroom queens area

  56. I want a three bedroom

  57. I need a three bedroom

  58. I am a veteran I interested in one of your facilities

  59. Joseph R Sisti | July 28, 2021 at 11:10 pm | Reply

    How can I get my application and much-needed I’m disabled

  60. Can you please help me to get an apartment there

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