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Peninsula Phase I – Buildings 1A & 1B

Peninsula Phase I – Buildings 1A & 1B

The Peninsula 1A and 1B buildings are the first part of a three-phase redevelopment and remediation project transforming the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx’s Hunts Point neighborhood into a new 5-acre campus featuring affordable housing, community facility space, commercial space, light industrial space, recreational space and parking. The 1A building is a 2-story building that will provide approximately 56,000 square feet of industrial space inclusive of approximately 3,000 square feet of commercial space and accessory parking. The 1B building is a 14-story building that will provide 183 units of low-income housing comprised of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units, 18 of which will be set-aside for formerly homeless individuals and families. The 1B building, which will be further subdivided into a four-unit condo regime, will also contain approximately 4,723 square feet of commercial space and 14,650 square feet of community facility space. The community facility space will be used for affordable rehearsal and studio space for artists in NYC.

The firm served as lead zoning counsel in obtaining ULURP approvals for the Peninsula project. The ULURP approvals obtained from the New York City Planning Commission and New York City Council are: disposition of City-owned property, a zoning map amendment from R6 to M1-2/R7-2 (MX-17) Special Mixed Use District, zoning text amendments to create the Special Mixed Use District, map the site as an MIH area, and allow waiver of loading berth requirements in a Large-Scale General Development, a zoning authorization to allow modification of required width of curb cuts, and finally special permits for a large-scale general development for bulk waivers and waiver of loading berth requirements. The Hudson Companies will be developing the Peninsula project and served as co-applicant on the ULURP application, along with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.

Developer: Building 1A: MHANY Management, Inc., // Building 1B: Gilbane Development Company, The Hudson Companies Inc. & MHANY Management, Inc.
Architect: WXY architecture + urban design
Contractor: Richter & Ratner Contracting Corp.
Financing: Building 1A: LISC/New York City Economic Development Corporation/New York State Empire Development/The Peninsula Development Team//Building 2A: HDC/Wells Fargo