Mixed-use scheme, including low-income housing, breaks ground in Bronx

by   CIJ USA
2019-11-13   17:04
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Gilbane Development Company, The Hudson Companies, and the Mutual Housing Association of New York Management broke ground on a $300m, five-building mixed-use development in The Bronx, New York. The first $125.5m phase will include 183 units for low-income New Yorkers. An additional 10 percent of the units will be set aside for formerly homeless individuals. Known as the Peninsula, the project is slated for completion in 2021. Phase two is expected to be completed in 2022, while the third and final phase is scheduled for delivery between 2024 and 2025.

Designed by WXY Architecture + Urban Design and Body Lawson Associates, the scheme will include 52,000 sq ft of open space with a public plaza, 56,000 sq ft of light industrial space, including a kitchen step-up space for food business entrepreneurs, 53,000 sq ft of community space, including a day care center and an artist workspace operated by SpaceWorks and 17,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail space. The site used to house a juvenile detention facility.