Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 4519 White Plains Road in Wakefield, The Bronx. Located between East 239th Street and East 240th Street, the lot is two blocks south of the 241st Street subway station, serviced by the 2 train. The Doe Fund, known for developing affordable supportive housing, is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The Doe Fund
The Doe Fund is bringing 68 units of affordable and supportive housing to the Bedford Park neighborhood of The Bronx. The New York City-based nonprofit organization, in partnership with HPD, has broken ground on a 10-story building catering to under-served populations at 3188 Villa Avenue. The supportive housing is a five minute walk north to Mosholu Parkway subway station serviced by the 4 train, and a five minute walk south to the Bedford Park Boulevard station serviced by the B and D trains.
An eight-story affordable housing project has been completed at 1422 Crotona Park East, in Crotona Park East, The Bronx. The site is right across the street from Crotona Park, which has several baseball fields, and other sports facilities. The Freeman Street Subway Station is six blocks away, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The Doe Fund, whose focus on rehabilitating people with histories of homelessness, incarceration, or substance abuse, is responsible for the development. The Briarwood Organization is responsible for the general contracting.
Applications filed for a 255-unit affordable building at 2119 Caton Avenue aren’t the only progress YIMBY has to report for Flatbush today. Another new affordable and supportive housing development has now topped-out at 1355 Rogers Avenue, dubbed Crystal Tower, and designed by Delacour, Ferrara, & Church Architects. The project has 123 apartments spanning eight floors and 91,100 square feet of residential space; 74 of those units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals, 41 will be for seniors and their families that are currently on the NYCHA waitlist, and eight three-bedroom units will be available to the community at large via lottery. Completion is expected by 2018, and the site is being developed by The Doe Fund and Crystal Ball, LLC.