3500 Park Avenue

Bronx, New York

Located in the Claremont Village neighborhood of the Bronx, 3500 Park Apartments provides 115 studio and 2-bedroom apartments for integrated supportive, affordable, and senior housing. Sixty-nine studios are dedicated to formerly homeless individuals with services and rent subsidies supported through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative. The remaining 46 units, including a live-in super, serve low-income seniors and families at or below 60% area median income and are part of HPD’s lottery program. The initiative has created a new home for vulnerable New Yorkers and new permanent jobs for 20 on-site workers.
Significant design attention was given to common and shared spaces including a generous lobby, sitting area, and activity room on the first floor. The ground floor common areas open directly onto a landscaped garden shared by all residents. The building’s design features promote safety, wellness, and security. Overall, the amenities will affirm the residents’ dignity and foster pride in their homes.

This contemporary, sustainable building creates neighbor-to-neighbor linkages between the residents as well as to a wide array of community-based supportive services. The project’s design encourages a sense of rootedness in the community, while contributing to the streetscape and conveying a welcoming presence. 3500 Park Apartments increases affordable housing in an area that has been seriously impacted by the CoVid19 pandemic. The need for affordable housing has never been greater, as illustrated by receiving over 14,000 applications through the lottery for the 45 community units.

Client: The Bridge

Agency: NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Structural: Silman

Mechanical: Loring Consulting Engineers

Civil: Leonard J. Strandberg and Associates

Energy: Bright Power

Lighting: Jim Conti Lighting Design

General Contractor: Mega Contracting Group

Photo Credits: ESKW/A and Laurie Donald, Bernstein Associates

Awards:

2021, Queens & Bronx Building Association, Awarded

2021, 2020, New York Housing Conference, Award Gallery

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