The Association of New York Catholic Homes for Human Development and the Archdiocese of New York has partnered to transform the former home of St. Joseph Parish at 1949 Bathgate Avenue in the Bronx into 200 permanently affordable rental units. 160 units will be set aside for low-income families between 40- and 70-percent area median income (AMI).
The 11-story development site was granted approval by NYC Department of City Planning for a zoning change on May 19, 2021. The previous R6A zoning only allowed for an 8-story building as-of-right, but with revised R7D zoning, the building can rise to 10 or more stories.
The project has an estimated completion of early 2023; and will be managed by Beacon of NY and NY Foundling. Upon completion, the development will have a seperate portion of the building for programs, ground floor social services, and a centralized courtyard.
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