At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 11, city officials celebrated the opening of new affordable housing near Soundview Park in the Bronx.

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The Casa Celina development, which caters to older adults, consists of a  16-story building at 1001 Thieriot Avenue, featuring 204 apartments for formerly homeless seniors and seniors earning up to 50 percent of the area median income level. The complex includes a mix of studio and one-bedroom units.

The complex also includes a fitness room, a community space, a laundry facility, and a rooftop terrace deck.

“Casa Celina brings affordable homes to the Soundview community, thoughtfully designed with older adults in mind,” said Deputy Mayor Maria Torres-Springer in a news release. “With an array of gathering spaces, a beautiful roof terrace, a library, and services provided on-site by JASA, Casa Celina is ready to welcome hundreds to their new homes. With 30% of units specifically for our neighbors exiting shelters, this development will provide much needed support, community, and care for over 200 older adults in New York City.” 

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The $113-million building, which is part of the Justice Sonia Sotomayor campus, was developed by Xenolith Partners, LLC and designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning.