Permits have been filed for a 16-story mixed-use building at 1201 Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point, The Bronx. Located at the intersection of Tiffany Street and Spofford Avenue, the corner lot is closest to the Longwood Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 train. New York City Economic Development Corporation is developing the building as part of The Peninsula, a multi-building campus that will create 740 affordable housing units, 17,000 square feet of retail, 52,000 square feet of public open space, 56,000 square feet of light industrial space, 53,500 square feet of community facilities, an education center, and multiple health and wellness components.
Developers and city officials recently celebrated the commencement of construction at Peninsula, a five-acre mixed-use complex in The Bronx. Located in Hunts Point, the project includes a complete transformation and conversion of the defunct Spofford Juvenile Detention Center.
This March, YIMBY covered the approval of the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center by the NYC Council Committee on Land Use. Now, permits have been filed for a fourteen-story mixed-use building at 720 Tiffany Street in Hunts Point, The Bronx. The new development, named ‘The Peninsula,’ will be six blocks from the Longwood Avenue subway station, serviced by the 6 trains. Six blocks further is the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is leading the transformation.
Following a crucial vote by The New York City Council Committee on Land Use, a massive redevelopment proposal for the long-vacant Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the the South Bronx will officially move forward. The project is expected to have transformative effects on the surrounding Hunts Point neighborhood, and is the latest component of the city’s multi-billion dollar initiative to rejuvenate the South Bronx.