425 Grand Concourse Will Debut as the Country’s Largest Passive House High-Rise, in Mott Haven, The Bronx

Rendering of 425 Grand Concourse - Courtesy of Dattner ArchitectsRendering of 425 Grand Concourse - Courtesy of Dattner Architects

The Bronx will soon be home to the country’s largest Passive House high-rise development. Located at 425 Grand Concourse in Mott Haven, the 26-story building will create 277 units of affordable housing, a neighborhood supermarket, a community health center, a cultural center, and a 30,000-square-foot educational facility for CUNY’s Hostos Community College.

The 277 apartments at 425 Grand Concourse will be reserved for low- and moderate-income households and individuals. Residential amenity spaces will include an outdoor recreation deck on the 25th floor, two communal lounges, a fitness room, laundry rooms, bike storage, and a landscaped roof terrace on the third floor.

As a Passive House building, the structure incorporates a high-performance envelope that provides greater airtightness compared to typical building and construction standards. This results in a reduction of heat loss or temperature gain, improved temperature control, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The building will also feature energy-efficient lighting systems, building mechanicals, and facilities. For tenants, this is expected to result in lower monthly utility bills.

Sustainable design features at the 425 Grand Concourse tower - Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Sustainable design features at the 425 Grand Concourse tower – Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Rendering of lower levels at 425 Grand Concourse - Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Rendering of lower levels at 425 Grand Concourse – Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Aerial rendering of 425 Grand Concourse - Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Aerial rendering of 425 Grand Concourse – Courtesy of Dattner Architects

Designed by Dattner Architects, the structure will eventually comprise 310,000 square feet. The building’s superstructure topped out early in January, and today, construction is 75 percent complete. The project is on track to debut in spring 2022.

“A large multi-family development such as 425 Grand Concourse is the ideal project for employing Passive House design, because the ratio between envelope size and enclosed building volume is very favorable,” said Christoph Stump, vice president of design and construction for Trinity Financial in New York, one of three developers responsible for the project. “Energy-recovery ventilation, heat-recovery heating and cooling, and the added work that goes into creating an airtight building with minimal thermal bridges adds relatively little cost to a project.”

The development team also includes MBD Community Housing Corporation and New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Monadnock Construction is the general contractor.

“Our rapid progress on 425 Grand Concourse is exciting to watch each day, and it is truly energizing the entire Mott Haven community in the Bronx,” said Thomas Brown, vice president of development for Trinity Financial, who oversees the company’s New York operations. “The residents who will occupy the 277 units of affordable housing will form the heart and soul of what we are creating.”

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19 Comments on "425 Grand Concourse Will Debut as the Country’s Largest Passive House High-Rise, in Mott Haven, The Bronx"

  1. Amazing!

  2. Evelyn Fantauzzi | July 19, 2021 at 9:48 am | Reply

    1 want a application and apartment pls thank you l loss my family passaway mom and daughter and my brother too

  3. They don’t call it the ‘Grand’ Concourse for nothin..

  4. A near perfect development, now do 1,000 of them.

  5. David in Bushwick | July 19, 2021 at 10:42 am | Reply

    Attractive design that is morally sound. More proof that every new building doesn’t have to risk our future.

  6. Gm how can I apply for a application

  7. Definitely want an apartment and would gladly apply. I know the area good and have a storage unit across the street from this location at the U-haul facility. This building is a welcome addition to the neighborhood from what was an old deserted school and the playground renovated next to it is ideal for families with children also close to the Major Deegan highway as well as the Cross Bronx Expressway one block away from Lincoln hospital and a block away from 149th street Grand Concourse train station about 10 minutes from Manhattan this is a very attractive development.

  8. Lauretta Riley | July 19, 2021 at 1:42 pm | Reply

    Please consider this as an application for residence in 425 Grand Concourse, Mt Haven, Bronx That’s Affordable Housing.
    Thank You

  9. Andrew Porter | July 19, 2021 at 3:51 pm | Reply

    Do commenters here really think this is the place to apply for an apartment? Sad.

    • Yes. All the time. It’s so hard to watch cause in most cases, even as painful as the grammar and spelling is, they seem to be real people who are genuinely confused that this isn’t a site to apply for affordable housing.

  10. Clinton Thomas | July 19, 2021 at 6:24 pm | Reply

    Very nice place to spend the rest of my life.

  11. Please Send Me Application.

  12. Daycelis Nina | July 20, 2021 at 3:43 pm | Reply

    Please give me application please

  13. CASSANDRA. SMALLWOOD | July 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm | Reply

    OH.
    ..JUST LOVELY…WHAT A GLORIOUS PLACE TO FINALLY CALL HOME…😊

  14. I would love to apply How do I go about getting an application?

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