Phase One of the Starhill Affordable Housing Complex at 1600 Grand Avenue in Morris Heights Tops Out in The Bronx

Aerial rendering of the Starhill affordable housing complex - Marvel ArchitectsAerial rendering of the Starhill affordable housing complex - Marvel Architects

The first phase of the Starhill affordable housing complex has topped out in the Morris Heights section of The Bronx. The complex is currently addressed as 1600 Grand Avenue and this first phase will include a 14-story building with 326 affordable apartments, including 200 units for formerly homeless adults grappling with substance abuse.

The development team includes Services for the UnderServed (S:US) and Bronx Pro, with design by Marvel Architects. The entire site spans approximately two acres and was formerly a hospital operated by S:US.

“Over the past fifteen years, S:US has demonstrated unwavering dedication to creating safe and stable housing options for New Yorkers most in need,” said Arlo Chase, senior vice president of Real Estate & Property Development at Services for the UnderServed. “This milestone is a testament to the organization’s commitment to expanding its housing portfolio and meeting the evolving needs of the community.”

Future tenants at Starhill will also have access to on-site supportive services and rental subsidies to help ease the transition from homelessness to a more stable living environment. S:US will be the service provider for the supportive housing units with funding from the Office of Addiction Services and Support under the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) program.

Construction on phase two is expected to break ground in June 2024 and debut by the end of 2027. The entire complex will comprise around 570 affordable and supportive housing units according to original plans revealed in 2022.

Approvals for the Starhill complex would not have been possible without passage of the Jerome Avenue Rezoning Plan, a community initiative that has facilitated the construction of mixed-use and mixed-income housing along 73 blocks of Jerome Avenue in The Bronx. The plan was approved by The New York City Council in 2018 and is expected to create roughly 4,600 new apartments, with over 1,000 units of affordable housing.

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10 Comments on "Phase One of the Starhill Affordable Housing Complex at 1600 Grand Avenue in Morris Heights Tops Out in The Bronx"

  1. Nicholas Merritt Telesco | October 10, 2023 at 8:05 am | Reply

    What I like about this new building is the use of the green space around and above the building especially the use of solar panels but come to think about it, doesn’t the building also use electricity, if not, then how will they get their power on cloudy days. Either so, Nice rendering!

  2. Good infill.

  3. David in Bushwick | October 10, 2023 at 9:40 am | Reply

    Excellent project!

  4. Excellent project. Looking forward to the completion. Would love to live there. So beautiful.

  5. Is their a better street name in all of NY than Featherbed Lane?

  6. This is a great all around project. Unfortunately just down the street at 29 Featherbed Ln a steaming pile og Badaly garbage is rising to wound the entire block.

  7. Lorraine givens | October 10, 2023 at 4:49 pm | Reply

    Yes yes i like it Thank you

  8. Yolanda Rodriguez | October 11, 2023 at 2:11 am | Reply

    Applications available?

  9. Another project in the overbuilt, largely park less west Bronx. If you like living a block from the polluted air of the congested Cross Bronx Expy, it is perfect.

  10. this was a block from a worksite of mine and i walked by it all the time. it was a residential drug rehab center. quite a change.

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