Construction is complete for the Arthur Avenue Apartments, a $91-million senior affordable housing development in the Bronx, Governor Kathy Hochul announced yesterday.
The project, located on a corner site at 600 East 179th Street, consists of a nine-story structure featuring 177 apartments reserved for residents aged 62 and older. The new housing is reserved for households earning between 30 and 50 percent of the area median income, as well as 54 units earmarked for formerly unhoused seniors suffering from chronic health conditions.
"New Yorkers deserve access to safe, affordable housing — especially seniors and those struggling to make ends meet," said Hochul in a news release. "The Arthur Avenue Apartments will bring much-needed affordable housing to The Bronx, helping the most vulnerable New Yorkers live with dignity and security."
SLCE Architects designed the Arthur Avenue development, which incorporates 4,500 square feet of community space - including a greenhouse, a vegetable garden, and a pair of landscaped outdoor terraces. Other common features include multipurpose rooms, a laundry facility, and offices for on-site supportive services.
Foxy Management developed the apartment complex in partnership with the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, which is also the service provider for residents.
Funding for the project, which sits within walking distance of a subway stop and a Metro-North station, included tax-exempt bonds, federal low-income housing tax credits, and other state and local sources.
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