Construction is complete on 425 Grand Concourse, a 26-story mixed-use building in Mott Haven, The Bronx and one of the largest Passive House structures in the city. Designed by Dattner Architects and developed by Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation, the 310,000-square-foot project yields 277 residential units, with 248 units for residents earning 30 to 130 percent of the area median income, as well as a supermarket, a community health center, a cultural center, and a 30,000-square-foot educational facility for CUNY’s Hostos Community College. Monadnock Construction served as the general contractor for the development, which is located between Grand Concourse to the east, East 144th Street to the south, Walton Avenue to the west, and Evelina Antonetty Playground and Hostos Community College to the immediate north.
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.