150 more affordable apartments up for grabs in the Bronx’s Compass Residences
1903 West Farms Road via JM Zoning
Seven years ago, what was then the largest Bronx rezoning ever was passed for a 17-acre, 11-block area in Crotona Park East. Known as the West Farms Redevelopment Plan, a development for the former industrial area by Dattner Architects, the complex will boast 1,325 units of affordable housing when complete, along with retail and community facilities. A year after the second affordable housing lottery at the site’s Compass Residences went live, the third is now up and running at 1903 West Farms Road. Designed in a similar basic-brick style by Dattner, this building has 152 units up for grabs for households earning 60 percent of the area median income, ranging from $865/month studios to $1,289/month three-bedrooms.
The larger Compass Residences via Dattner Architects
This current lottery brings the total affordability count at Compass up to 386–last February 120 opened up at 1524 Boone Avenue for New Yorkers earning 60 and 90 percent of the area median income, and in December 2016, 114 residences at 1544 Boone Avenue became available, also for those earning 60 percent of the area median income.
1903 West Farms Road offers a resident courtyard, bike storage, coin-operated laundry room, community room, and fitness room. Apartments have stainless steel appliances, granite counters, and ceramic tiles in the hallways and bathrooms.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at Compass Residences until May 7, 2017. Residents of Bronx Community Board 6 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
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