Body Lawson Associates

Momentous Redevelopment of the South Bronx’s Spofford Juvenile Detention Center Approved

Following a crucial vote by The New York City Council Committee on Land Use, a massive redevelopment proposal for the long-vacant Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the the South Bronx will officially move forward. The project is expected to have transformative effects on the surrounding Hunts Point neighborhood, and is the latest component of the city’s multi-billion dollar initiative to rejuvenate the South Bronx.

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1769 Fort George Hill

Permits Up, Renderings Revealed for 1769 Fort George Hill, Inwood, Manhattan

Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use affordable housing facility at 1769 Fort George Hill, in Inwood. The structure would be an improvement from the site’s current situation. Residents have complained that the parking on the vacant lot has expanded without permits, and been used for commercial parking and a car wash. South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBro) will be responsible for the development.

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210 West 145th Street

Permits Filed for 210 West 145th Street, Harlem

With Harlem’s 125th Street seeing a proliferation of new developments in recent years, it should come as no surprise that twenty blocks to the north, the 145th Street Corridor is also growing once again. Building applications have been filed for an eight-story building at 210 West 145th Street, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard, on a lot that is currently vacant.

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1221 Spofford Avenue

Five-Building, 740-Unit Mixed-Use Project To Replace Detention Center At 1221 Spofford Avenue, Hunts Point

A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.


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