City, state and development officials announced the opening of 92 West Tremont Avenue in the Bronx.
The newly constructed six-story development will serve as a safe and affordable home for 60 senior citizen households, age 55 or older.
Each resident will have access to amenities in this energy-efficient new development, and supportive services provided by the Acacia Network in partnership with the CenterLight Health System.
HPD Commissioner Vicki Been said, “This project not only reclaimed a brownfield site, it leveraged city-owned land to secure safe, supportive, energy-efficient housing for 60 senior households. I would like to thank our partners in New York State at HCR, the Acacia Network, CPC, and all of our development partners for making this development possible, and giving these residents a place to call home.”
The approximately 37,000 s/f residential building was constructed on a former brownfield location once owned by the City of New York. The land was conveyed to the developer at the nominal cost of $1 per tax lot in exchange for the commitment to construct affordable housing.
The site was once occupied by a dry cleaning facility, which led to slight soil contamination. The site underwent environmental remediation through OER’s NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program to remove any hazardous compounds prior to construction.
The new building is energy-efficient and meets the environmentally sustainable New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Multi-Family Performance program and the standards as described in the Enterprise Green Communities criteria.