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.
The affordable housing lottery is now open for Van Dyke II, a 12-story mixed-use development at 405 Dumont Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Trinity Financial in partnership with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Housing Development Corporation, the Housing Authority, the 205,500-square-foot will yield a total 188 units in a mix of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 125 apartments for residents at 30 to 60 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $15,086 to $84,600.
Developers and city officials recently gathered at 405 Dumont Avenue to celebrate the commencement of construction on a new 100-percent affordable housing project. The development is known as Van Dyke III and is situated within the Van Dkye Houses campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on the Request for Proposals (RFP) launched by the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) for the development site at 425 Grand Concourse, in Mott Haven. Now, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected a development team for the 30,000-square-foot site, located on the corner of East 144th Street, Politico New York reports. Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation will build a 24-story, 241-unit mixed-use building. The 300,000-square-foot tower will contain only below-market rate rental apartments, in addition to a charter school, a medical facility, community space for cultural and social programs, and a supermarket. It will also be the largest Passive House project in the city. Garrison Playground, located immediately to the north, will be rehabilitated. The city is expected to finance the project, which must first journey through the city’s Urban Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process. ULURP is scheduled to begin in early 2017.