This recently completed 54,000 SF-development in Crotona Park East provides secure housing for domestic violence victims and their children. The 42 generously proportioned apartments range in size from 600 SF one-bedroom units, 800 SF two-bedroom units, and 1,100 SF three-bedroom apartments.
The design seeks Enterprise Green Community certification. Energy-efficient features include a green roof, appliances and heating systems. Tenant safety is of primary concern. Security features include electronic access-controlled entry, CCTV, video intercom and a manned security desk. Additional tenant amenities include stroller storage, a laundry, computer room and library as well as a walk-out garden at the rear of the building.
In 1977, President Jimmy Carter visited this exact site to witness the destruction of the South Bronx (see final photo). We are proud to be part of the meaningful renewal of this formerly devastated neighborhood.
Winner of the SARA NY Design Award of Honor, 2020, the 2020 AIA NYS Excelsior Award of Honor for Public Housing and Interior Design Magazine’s NYCxDesign Award of Honor, 2020, shortlisted in Architizer's A+ Awards, longlisted in the 2021 Dezeen Awards.