Bronxites have a little more than a month to register for a housing lottery as part of a new development project in Bedford Park.
The project, coined the Bronx Grove, is a $164 million set of newly constructed apartment complexes that lead developer Camba Housing Ventures champions as “sustainable, affordable, and supportive housing.”
Alison Zaccone, the communications director for Camba, told the Bronx Times via email the project is bringing “much needed affordable housing to the Bedford Park neighborhood of the Bronx.”
“The development will stabilize the neighborhood by providing quality housing for individuals, families and our community’s most vulnerable populations, including seniors, veterans and formerly homeless households,” she said.
Camba aims to address housing inequity and elevate the definition of affordable and supportive dwellings by creating spaces that are sustainable and energy efficient. The Bronx Grove, Zaccone said, began undergoing construction in 2021 and is slated to wrap up later this spring.
Located at 261 E. 202 St. and 270 E. 203 St., the Bronx Grove complexes include 321 units, an onsite superintendent for each building, an indoor bike parking space, a computer center, a multi-purpose activating room, full-time front desk security and a community kitchen, among other amenities.
Between the two buildings, there will be 80 studio apartments, 129 one-bedroom units, 82 two-bedroom units and 32 three-bedrooms.
It’s one of the latest in a borough and citywide push for increased access to affordable housing.
The development initiative follows in the likeness of initiatives like Starhill Phase I — a multifamily building in Morris Heights reserved for people experiencing homelessness or with substance use and co-occurring disorders that broke ground last July.
And more recently, the contentious Bruckner Boulevard rezoning project passed unanimously in the New York City Council last October after months of community opposition. The Bruckner project in Throggs Neck is set to bring 348 units across four sites on the boulevard, with 192 designated as affordable — including 99 units for seniors and 25 for veterans.
The Bronx Grove is accepting applications for the lottery through April 11. For more information and to apply online, visit https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/details/3487.
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