Santaella Gardens Affordable Housing Property Debuts at at 1230 Metcalf Avenue in Soundview, The Bronx

Santaella Gardens - Dattner ArchitectsSantaella Gardens - Dattner Architects

Acacia Network and Phipps Houses recently celebrated the grand opening of Santaella Gardens, a 249-unit affordable housing property in the Soundview section of The Bronx. Located at 1230 Metcalf Avenue, available homes are reserved for individuals and households earning between 30 percent and 90 percent area median income (AMI), as well as 25 units for the formerly homeless.

Santaella Gardens is named in honor of Justice Irma Vidal Santaella, the first Puerto Rican woman to serve as a Justice of the New York Supreme Court.

The developers were joined by local community groups, members of the project team, elected officials, and the Santaella family for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new building.

“The path to a truly affordable city requires us to build high-quality affordable housing that serves all communities,” said Adam Weinstein, president and CEO of Phipps Houses. “Our partnership with the Acacia Network at Santaella Gardens has created much needed affordable housing in The Bronx, including units for the formerly homeless.”

Roof terrace at Santaella Gardens - Dattner Architects

Roof terrace at Santaella Gardens – Dattner Architects

Children's playroom at Santaella Gardens - Dattner Architects

Children’s playroom at Santaella Gardens – Dattner Architects

Led by Dattner Architects, the 12-story building was designed to meet Passive House sustainability standards. This means that the structure incorporates a high-performance façade to mitigate heat loss or heat gain, which typically drives up energy costs related to internal temperature control. The building will also feature energy-efficient lighting systems and mechanical components, solar panels, Energy Star-rated appliances in each apartment, and filtered ventilation systems.

Amenities include an 11th floor amenity deck with a fitness center, a children’s playroom, a rooftop terrace, and bike room.

“Affordable housing is a human right, something that Justice Irma Vidal Santaella, a trailblazing woman, fought for her entire career,” said Bronx borough president Vanessa L. Gibson. “This 100-percent affordable housing development will bring 249 much-needed units for low- and moderate-income households, along with 25 units for the formerly homeless to the Soundview section of The Bronx. This affordable housing project represents important investments that should be a model for our borough and city.”

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25 Comments on "Santaella Gardens Affordable Housing Property Debuts at at 1230 Metcalf Avenue in Soundview, The Bronx"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | March 18, 2022 at 7:48 am | Reply

    Affordable housing development will bring 249, much-needed units for low- and moderate-income households. Along with 25 units for the formerly homeless, I’m happy to see creating happiness for people; who don’t have a chance to be comfortable: Thank you.

  2. Hi I would like to apply for 1230 Metcalf Avenue I would like to have an application I got a Section 8 voucher with $1,900

  3. William Suarez | March 18, 2022 at 3:50 pm | Reply

    Will the apartments be for people who are no SSI,SSD how only get that money ever monthly.What do you call low income please

  4. William Suarez | March 18, 2022 at 3:53 pm | Reply

    I texted earlier I will love to apply.if I can

    • Hi my name is the noel padilla and I’m interested in a one-bedroom apartment I got a Section 8 voucher was 2,218 can you please tell me what I have to do to get an application thanks have a blessed day..

  5. To whom it may concern I apply on housing connect at the time I was working for sebco/housing but thing turn my income change now I received ssi/sad and retire because my health I hope someone put my file because I never got a call or letter from you

  6. Rumor has it that a post on this building once got a ballistic amount of comments…

  7. Jacqueline Davis | March 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm | Reply

    Hi my name Jacqueline Davis can you send me a application Upcoming Apartments 🏠 Thank you so much I need two bedroom unit going to give you my address 12-50 35Th Ave Astoria New York 11106 apt 2G

  8. Yolanda Rodriguez | March 19, 2022 at 2:11 am | Reply

    I really need an application for two bedrooms or even one bedroom…I work full time
    My address is 669 Cauldwell ave apt. 4B
    Bronx NY 10455
    Really appreciate if I can get an application…really I need of an apartment with elevator…have artritis in both knees..
    Please send me an application…THANKS🙏❤

  9. Esteban FlORES | March 19, 2022 at 8:00 am | Reply

    I need application please 🙏

  10. I need an application my landlord is selling the house. I work can’t find affordable apartments.

  11. Linda Vazquez | March 19, 2022 at 1:02 pm | Reply

    Hello apply before the building was building construction, having heard anything, currently a senior on Disability income and Section 8 Voucher. Apply on Housing Connect low income housing.

  12. Kenneth harvey | March 20, 2022 at 12:21 am | Reply

    When would this apartment be available

  13. Lois Callwood | March 20, 2022 at 9:10 am | Reply

    Good morning just retire looking for a new apartment to live in.

  14. Marlen S De Los Santos | April 17, 2022 at 2:58 pm | Reply

    Hello am looking for a 3 bedroom, am currently employed and I have a feps voucher. I’ve been looking for a place to move for months. Thanks for the time

  15. Katina Rodriguez | April 27, 2022 at 3:50 pm | Reply

    Good Afternoon I would like a application for a two bedroom thank you

  16. Hello I am a Senior Citizen who is disabled I receive Social security Disability and I really need to find a nice place where to live can you Please send me an application for a one bedroom apartment just for me my cell phone number is 1-646-973-0813, have a safe day Thank you

  17. I need application

  18. The word work was meant to be walk. I am unable to work at this moment I am 63 this is Miriam ruiz again I’m just trying to give you the right information I live in Yonkers New York but I’m willing to move to the Bronx if you could help me?


  20. Linda Vazquez | August 4, 2022 at 3:21 pm | Reply

    Applied back in 11/17/2020 how can l find out what’s my status, need to move ASAP thanks.

  21. Hi I would like an application please for a one bedroom.

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