Construction has started on Park Haven Apartments, a new mixed-income apartment complex in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Located at the corner of East 142nd Street and St. Ann’s Avenue, the ten-story building includes 178 residential units, a ground-level grocery store, and community facilities.
As an affordable housing project, units will only be marketed to households earning 30 to 80 percent of area median income (AMI). This distribution is meant to provide a higher percentage of deeply affordable units and closely reflects the income of current residents of the neighborhood. Fifty units are designated as permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals and families.
Designed by SLCE, the largely brick building comprises 180,000 square feet and was designed to meet Passive House sustainability standards. This includes the installation of rooftop solar panels by Bright Power and extremely efficient enclosure systems to help maintain internal temperatures without the use of electricity. As a result, occupants are expected to incur lower utility costs.
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