Rendering of 1159 River Avenue, via Urban Quotient

Supportive Housing Development Opens at 1159 River Avenue in Highbridge, The Bronx

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced the opening of River Avenue, a 19-story affordable and supportive housing development at 1159 River Avenue in Highbridge, The Bronx. Designed by Urban Quotient, the structure yields 245 units and more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space, and is part of a larger commitment to increase housing accessibility in New York.

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Stevenson Square Breaks Ground at 755 White Plains Road in Soundview, The Bronx

Community leaders and elected officials celebrated the groundbreaking for Phase One of Stevenson Square, a new affordable housing development at 755 White Plains Road in Soundview, The Bronx. Spearheaded by Camber Property Group, this first phase will involve two projects: a multifamily rental building for seniors and a homeownership complex with affordable co-ops, both of which were designed by WXY Architecture. The broader Stevenson Square development, which plans to create nearly 1,000 affordable units in total, represents is a $1 billion investment in the Soundview neighborhood.
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806 East 170th Street, via Google Maps

Post Amendment Approval Issued for 806 East 170th Street in Crotona Park East, The Bronx

Permits have been updated for 806 East 170th Street, a seven-story residential building in Crotona Park East, The Bronx. Initial permits from Hershy Silberstein of Blue Shine Builders Inc. in 2022 called for a 44-unit structure under the 421A tax abatement program, which incentivized multi-family housing to be built on vacant or underutilized lots. Under the post-approval amendment (PAA), the scope has been expanded to 110 dwelling units. Because it went through a PAA process and a new permit was not issued, it will retain its 421A tax status, even though the program ended in June 2022.

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Supportive Housing Project Breaks Ground at 3118 Webster Avenue in Norwood, The Bronx

The Doe Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combatting homelessness, has broken ground at 3118 Webster Avenue, the site of an 11-story affordable and supportive housing project in the Norwood neighborhood of The Bronx. Designed by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects and developed in collaboration with Urban Builders Collaborative, the 98,400-square-foot structure will yield 109 apartments in studio to three-bedroom layouts, with 70 affordable units for residents earning 40 to 80 percent of the area median income and 39 supportive units for individuals and families who have experienced chronic homelessness. The property will also feature 1,500 square feet of ground-level retail space. The project is located between East 204th and 205th Streets.

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Rendering of Comp Sci High, courtesy of Civic Builders

New Charter School Underway At 447 Wales Avenue In Mott Haven, Bronx

Civic Builders, a national nonprofit lender and developer dedicated to supporting public charter schools in under-resourced communities, is currently developing a new charter school located at 447 Wales Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx. The project, a partnership with Comp Sci High Charter School, and designed by KSS Architects, represents an  important investment in educational facilities in the area.

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