The Bronx will soon be home to the country’s largest Passive House high-rise development. Located at 425 Grand Concourse in Mott Haven, the 26-story building will create 277 units of affordable housing, a neighborhood supermarket, a community health center, a cultural center, and a 30,000-square-foot educational facility for CUNY’s Hostos Community College.
Non-profit housing developer Phipps Houses closed on $217 million in construction financing for the first phase of Atlantic Chestnut, a massive three-phase development in Brooklyn. When completed, Atlantic Chestnut will bring 1,200 affordable housing units to the East New York neighborhood under the 2016 East New York Rezoning. With Dattner Architects handling design, the Atlantic Chestnut development will consist of three mid-rise apartment buildings featuring affordable apartments, 60,000 square feet of commercial and community facility space, attended parking for 200 cars, and residential amenities comprising of a gym, children’s playroom, a lounge, a party room, and landscaped courtyards and roof deck. The project is being built by Monadnock Construction.
The NYCHA has revealed plans to significantly renovate and repair its aging portfolio of affordable housing properties in a deal valued at $271 million. Referred to as PACT, or Permanent Affordability Commitment Together, the consortium of public and private entities has committed to renovations on 16 individual buildings including 1,718 apartments throughout Manhattan.
Construction has broken ground at 1921 Atlantic Avenue, a new 144-foot-tall affordable housing project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Designed by GF55 Partners, the 14-story residential building will yield 264,520 square feet, with residential amenity spaces, a community center, and a ground-floor supermarket in addition to the 235 units.
Final renderings from Dattner Architects offer a clearer picture of a rising six-story building at 110 East 149th Street in The Bronx. The commercial property sits at the buzzing convergence of the Major Deegan Expressway and the 145th Street Bridge near the Harlem River Waterfront in the borough’s Grand Concourse Historic District.