In a super convenient Bronx location, a brand new, sustainable development that was built as subsidized housing to help seniors “age in place” has just opened an affordable housing lottery for 84 apartments. Available to households with at least one member who is 62 years of age or older and who earn between $0 and $51,200 annually, the units will cost tenants 30 percent of their income. Designed by MAP at 122 East Clarke Place in the Concourse Village neighborhood, the building encourages social interaction through lounges on each floor, a roof terrace, and landscaped rear yard for outdoor cooking.
Rendering of 122 East Clarke Place, courtesy of MAP
The full suite of amenities includes a 24-hour attended Lobby, elevator, community room, bike storage, computer
lab, laundry room on every other floor, outdoor recreation area, and on-site social services. Some units have terraces. According to MAP’s project page, “The main stair with a window wall creates a day-lit circulation spine connecting these and other leisure areas and is directly adjacent to the main entrance of the building, to encourage physical activity.” The architects are also targeting LEED Platinum certification and have included green elements like rain-screen panels, double-glazed windows, sun shades, low-flow plumbing, electric heating and cooling, and LED lighting and daylight sensors.
The building was developed by the Volunteers of America-Greater New York, who will host activities such as exercise groups, health education, art therapy, gardening, game nights and shopping trips. It’s just a few blocks from the 4, B, and D trains at 170th Street and a short walk to both Yankee Stadium and Claremont Park.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units until August 10, 2020. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf). Preference for 50 percent of the units will be given to Bronx residents. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
If you don’t qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.
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Neighborhoods : Bronx