Magnusson Architecture and Planning Reveals Affordable Housing Building at 1949 Bathgate Avenue in The Bronx

Rendering of St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue - Magnusson Architecture and PlanningRendering of St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue - Magnusson Architecture and Planning

The Department of City Planning is now reviewing proposals to construct a new 11-story affordable housing property at 1949 Bathgate Avenue in the Tremont neighborhood of The Bronx. Before construction can begin, the agency must approve up-zoned text amendments to permit the construction of a tall, dense multifamily building.

The site was formerly occupied by a church and rectory building which is currently being demolished. The new building will debut as St. Joseph Apartments.

Aerial site plan for St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue - Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Aerial site plan for St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue – Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, the building will comprise over 267,000 square feet and house up to 287 permanently affordable rental units. The forked massing of the building makes creative use of the large assemblage and accommodates a sizeable terrace at the center of the property. Future occupants will also have access to multiple roof terraces along the periphery of the building.

The facade of the structure comprises a mix of black and bronzed metal paneling with a cubic glass column that runs up the center of the building. Renderings also appear to illustrate a large solar array above the roof of the building.

Massing diagram of St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue - Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Massing diagram of St. Joseph Apartments at 1949 Bathgate Avenue – Magnusson Architecture and Planning

The requisite Environmental Assessment Statement includes a negative declaration from the Department of City Planning which means there is no anticipated adverse impact to the surrounding neighborhood in regard to air quality, public safety, architectural disturbance, infrastructure burden, or displacement of current residents and businesses. If all goes in favor of the developer, construction is expected to last at least two years and open to the public as early as 2023.

There is no official project timeline for the new building at this phase of development.

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15 Comments on "Magnusson Architecture and Planning Reveals Affordable Housing Building at 1949 Bathgate Avenue in The Bronx"

  1. Would be interesting if they could reincorporate some of the stone from the church into the base of the new building. Also an image of the church would have been justified for this article…it was a beautiful building.

  2. Good location with a good design. Nice.

  3. The rendering and the massing diagrams don’t match up at all.

  4. Glad to see handsome design in The Bronx! More please.

  5. Lorraine givens | March 14, 2021 at 10:21 am | Reply

    Yes yes i love it more please. Thank you

  6. A need a application my name Luisortiz my phone 9173495195

  7. Need a application

  8. Wanda Caballero | March 15, 2021 at 9:38 am | Reply

    I want a aplicacion for this building I have a sec 8 for 24 years and I whant to move..

  9. Wanda Caballero | March 15, 2021 at 9:43 am | Reply

    I want a aplicacion for this building 1949 bathgate Ave Bronx NY.and I have a sec 8 for a 24 years …. thanks you 646 673 0819.. disability..

  10. geovanni soto | March 16, 2021 at 9:45 am | Reply

    IT’S REALLY A WONDERFUL PROJECT AND I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY.
    I AM A MARRIED MAN WITH 3 KIDS.

  11. I would like an application
    Thanks

  12. Charles Mclennon | March 18, 2021 at 6:43 am | Reply

    I’m 73 years old, live in the Bronx for 50 years.

  13. AnaChristina Marrero | March 22, 2021 at 12:46 pm | Reply

    Would greatly appreciate an application to one of your Bronx Sites, Thank You…

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