Senior housing development to replace old church

Rendering of the upcoming affordable senior housing development at 1017 Home Street.
Photo courtesy of Body Lawson Associates

A new residential development, which will provide affordable senior housing, will soon be constructed at a former church site.

According to architectural firm Body Lawson Associates, the project will be built at 1017 Home Street, just off West Farms Road.

The property, was the former home of the Home Street Presbyterian Church.

The new structure will be an eight-story, 52,000 square foot residence which will include sixty-three rental units, consisting of studios and one-bedroom apartments.

Some of the units will include balconies, while the building itself will also have a shared terrace on the seventh floor, along with a community room and a gym.

The price range of the rental units has yet to be determined, but it has been confirmed that the project will be financed by New York City Housing Preservation and Development.

The project will also create many construction jobs

Development is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017. The building will also receive some form of LEED Certification when it is completed.

“This project is being developed by a joint venture between Bronx Pro Group and Body Lawson Architects – and we’re excited to revitalize the neighborhood with a sustainable development that will bring much needed senior affordability housing to the Bronx,” said a Body Lawson Associates spokesperson.

The upcoming residence will replace the abandoned Home Street Presbyterian Church, which was constructed in the early 1910s and continued in operation until the late 2000s.

The Presbyterian church was abandoned after an electrical fire destroyed the furnace.

The church building will be demolished soon.

The developer, Bronx Pro Group, could not be reached for comment.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at acusano@cnglocal.com.

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