Last week, development partners Hudson Companies, Gilbane Development Company, and MHANY Management Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking of Phase Two of The Peninsula in Hunts Point, The Bronx at the site of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The two-building development will offer 100-percent affordable housing, as well as commercial, community facility, and open space.
At number 29 on our year-end countdown is 2-20 and 2-21 Malt Drive, a three-tower complex in the Hunters Point South master plan in Hunters Point, Queens. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by TF Cornerstone, the development consists of a 34-story, 390-foot-tall structure with 575 units at 2-20 Malt Drive and a two-tower building at 2-21 Malt Dive with a 38-story, 440-foot-tall tower and a 25-story, 310-foot-tall sibling collectively housing 811 units. The project will span 1.43 million square feet and yield nearly 1,400 total units, with 30 percent designated for affordable housing, as well as around 25,000 square feet of retail space. Scape is the landscape architect and Bud North LLC and Bud South LLC are the general contractors for 2-21 and 2-20 Malt Drive, respectively, which will rise from a subdivided plot bound by 54th Avenue to the north, Newton Creek to the south, and 2nd Street to the west.
The affordable housing lottery has launched for 911 Bryant Avenue, a four-story residential building in Hunts Point, The Bronx. Designed by Fred Geremia Architects & Planners, the structure yields six residences. Available on NYC Housing Connect are two units for residents at 130 percent of the area median income (AMI), ranging in eligible income from $75,429 to $165,230.
The Community Lending and Investment division of Wells Fargo has reached a new milestone, $780.3 million in construction financing for affordable housing projects in New York City and Westchester County. The figure represents five loans, all closed in June 2023, the company’s largest-ever half-cycle allocation.
The Bronx Logistics Center in Hunts Point has officially achieved a LEED v4 Platinum rating, the highest LEED certification granted by the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by ARCO and developed by Turnbridge Equities and Dune Real Estate Partners, the 1.3-million-square-foot facility is on track to open this year and will be among a small group of LEED Platinum-rated distribution buildings in the country.