Bedford Green House II

Bronx, New York

Bedford Green House II offers supportive and affordable housing to chronically homeless single adults and families affected by mental illness and substance use disorder— aligning with Project Renewal’s mission to serve underrepresented NYC populations and building on the strategies defined in Bedford Green House I. The 88,000 SF, 17-story project houses 116 units, nearly half of which are reserved for low-income seniors.

The project’s mass is articulated into two distinct volumes. A faceted brick façade seamlessly blends with the scale and identity of the neighborhood, while a recessed cast-in-place concrete volume adds height to the building.

An abundance of shared common space fosters community among residents, among them a library and resource center, a gym, and a community playground. A rear courtyard, accessible to Bedford Green House Phase I and II, incentivizes interactions between the residents of both buildings. Located on the ground floor, a health clinic with its own entry and street presence will serve the public.

Bedford Green House was funded by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development Supportive Housing Loan Program, the Housing Resource Center Supportive Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP), and the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP) from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (NYS OTDA). The building is targeting LEED Gold Certification.

Client: Project Renewal

Agency: New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Structural Engineering: Rosenwasser / Grossman

Mechanical Engineering: Rosenthal

Civil Engineering: Key Civil Engineering

Landscape Design: Starr Whitehouse

Lighting: Jim Conti Lighting Design

Awards:

2020, New York Housing Conference Awards, Award Gallery