Construction has commenced on 3500 Park Avenue in the Claremont Village neighborhood of the Bronx. The Bridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mental health and housing, is developing the seven-story, 115-unit affordable and supportive housing building. This is the Bridge’s second new construction collaboration with ESKW/A and one of several current housing projects the organization is developing.
The building will include 69 supportive housing units for homeless disabled veterans, homeless disabled seniors, and chronically homeless people with mental illnesses. The remaining units are standard affordable housing for households living at or below 60 percent of area median income. The program provides onsite case managers and services related to health, recovery, and self-reliance. “All residents will benefit from design features that promote safety and security, and amenities that affirm their dignity and foster pride in where they live,” adds the New York Housing Conference.
Significant common and shared spaces are provided, including a generous lobby, sitting area, and activity room on the first floor which opens directly onto a landscaped garden shared by all residents.