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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 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
“Major Residential Developments and Remote Work Trends Lead to New Era for the Bronx,” Hospitality Net
“Peninsula 1B Affordable Housing Building Completes Construction At 720 Tiffany Street In Hunts Point, The Bronx,” New York YIMBY
“$121M NYC Affordable Housing Community Opens,” Multi-Housing News
“Former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center site — where Mayor Adams was once held — takes first step into affordable housing transformation,” Bronx Times
“Mayor Adams Opens Affordable Homes on Former Site of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, Where He was Once Held,” NYC.gov
“Bronx development aims to turn trash into cash,” The Real Deal
“Mixed-use affordable housing project aims for zero waste,” Building Design + Construction
“New Workspace Facility Opens in Bronx’s Hunts Point Neighborhood,” Black Star News
“Announcing the winners of the 2020 AN Best of Design Awards,” The Architect’s Newspaper
“The Current Crisis Makes It Clear: We Need a New Deal for Affordable Housing,” Azure
“See the four must-know developments coming online in the South Bronx,” The Architect’s Newspaper
“Phase One of ‘Peninsula’ Breaks Ground in Hunts Point, the Bronx,” New York YIMBY
“Spofford Juvenile Detention Center to Be Redeveloped Into Affordable Apartment Complex,” NY1