Type A Real Estate Advisors and JASA recently completed a new affordable housing development at 1490 Southern Boulevard in the Bronx. The 100 percent affordable project is located in the Charlotte Gardens neighborhood of the borough and includes 114 units for households that make up up to 50 percent area median income (AMI). 30 percent of the units will be allocated to previously homeless elderly adults.
“The pandemic has made it clear that safe, accessible and affordable housing is essential to ensuring the health and well-being of vulnerable elderly New Yorkers,” said Kathryn Haslanger, CEO of JASA, an agency providing access to support services for older adults in New York City. “JASA is proud to be a part of this unique collaboration and to make this beautiful new building a fresh start and welcoming home for so many older adults.”
The building’s vibrant façade was designed by Bernheimer Architecture and features a mix of black and yellow masonry, a hollow window system with PTAC cooling units and an inviting entrance. At the back, the facade is dark gray without the yellow masonry.
In addition to the residential area, the building also houses a community of 3,600 square meters and social services, a garden on the second floor, a fitness center, laundry and a landscaped terrace of 2,500 square meters with seating and pergola shade.
“The Bernheimer Architecture team designed the building to be a strong presence along Southern Boulevard, one that opens onto the street, connects to the neighborhood and welcomes its citizens,” said Bernheimer Architecture CEO Andy Bernheimer. “We are excited to have worked with this development team, to serve a people in need and to contribute to the growth of the Bronx.”
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