NYCHA Selects Development Partners for Major Rehabilitation Project Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Proposed rendering of the new Edenwald Houses in The BronxProposed rendering of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has formally announced its development partners that will help complete a major rehabilitation project at Edenwald Houses, one of the oldest and largest public housing developments in the agency’s portfolio. The portfolio comprises 40 residential buildings spread across 48 acres in the Edenwald section of The Bronx.

NYCHA’s project partners include Camber Property Group, Henge Development, and SAA|EVI Development, which are expected to engage with current residents and community groups to refine all renovation plans. The partners were selected as a function of the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program, which questioned prospective development teams on proposed building upgrades, management practices, potential sustainability and renewable energy retrofits, and enhancements to on-site social services.

When complete, the project will impact nearly 4,800 residents and more than 2,000 apartments.

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

Current (left) and proposed rendering (right) of the new Edenwald Houses in The Bronx

“The selection of this development team, and the process used for that selection, highlight the important changes NYCHA continues to make to improve the PACT program in partnership with its residents,” said Vicki Been, deputy mayor for housing and economic development. “The robust resident engagement and inclusion of both minority-led and minority women-led firms are further evidence of the benefits PACT can bring to NYCHA’s residents and the city at large.”

The Edenwald rehabilitation project includes improvements to building envelopes, mechanical systems, and individual units with particular focus on energy efficiency, the creation of quality housing, and reducing the portfolio’s overall carbon emissions. The project will also deliver a fully renovated senior center, new laundry facilities, improved waste management, and exterior site improvements including security, paved walkways, and outdoor green spaces.

“I’m looking forward to Edenwald’s partnership with Camber Property Group, Henge Development, and SAA|EVI Development,” said Edenwald Houses Tenant Association president Walter McNeill. “In addition to the major repairs that will be coming to our development through this partnership, we’re looking forward to the reopening of our senior center, which has been closed for several years. We’re also looking forward to the reopening of our laundry rooms, continuing with the resident watch program, and increasing the capacity of our compactor yard.”

The selected project team will use the Rental Assistance Demonstration program to transition operating subsidies to the Project-Based Section 8 program and finance the 20-year capital needs at the development. They will also be responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the development. NYCHA will continue to own the land and buildings, administer the Section 8 subsidy, set rents, manage the wait list for vacant apartments, and monitor conditions at the development.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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15 Comments on "NYCHA Selects Development Partners for Major Rehabilitation Project Edenwald Houses in The Bronx"

  1. David in Bushwick | December 20, 2021 at 8:45 am | Reply

    This is great!

  2. The upgrades are great, but visually, it’s kind of like… lots of different colored lipsticks on a pig.

  3. Now if we could get a subway up Boston Rd and Laconia so residents dont have to travel nearly a mile to the 2 and 5.

  4. Looks like Grenfell cladding.

  5. Architecture nice, but security at Edenwald has always been the number one issue.

    • This helps. Enables more pride among those who live in the development. Common areas will be reconfigured it looks and additional lighting. Interior spaces are also getting upgraded.

  6. I like the trellis structures on the roofs. It gives it a nice capital if you will. Hopefully they come to fruition. So many of these midcentury brick public housing towers look like they’re missing their hats. Thanks Le Corbusier…

  7. This article doesnt mention it but the project is worth about $450,000,000.

  8. That Great for BRONX
    What about BROOKLYN NYCHA
    There is one number for to call
    To file a complaint oe request repairs for the all the NYCHA Developments in the city
    Insane INSANITY
    Hopefully the new Mayor will Do something about this

  9. Deborah Leonorah Husbands | December 21, 2021 at 10:23 am | Reply

    OMG. Fantastic! Grew up on 229th Street in the 50’s; 1175 to be exact. We were the original tenants. I hope Edenwald returns to the safe and beautiful green place it once was.

  10. Maria Fernandez | December 21, 2021 at 1:32 pm | Reply

    Mi nombre es María Fernández Soy De 3315 de hull Avenue Bronx New York y necesito un apartamento de dos habitaciones

  11. My name is Delmar Shawn newby I do private security phone number is 1347 206 3880 I work for the NYC department of education Brooklyn tech high school im on the school safety team Monday through Friday 8am till 330pm

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