Rendering of 626 Bergen via FXCollaborative
A new housing development in the Bronx launched a lottery this week for 63 studio apartments. Located in the South Bronx, the La Central complex will include five buildings with 992 units of mixed-income housing, a new 50,000-square-foot YMCA, a television studio, landscaped courtyard, and a skate park. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) can apply for the $650/month studios.
La Central A and B consist of two 100 percent affordable mixed-use buildings, with units ranging from studios to four-bedrooms. For this project, “affordable” refers to those with incomes between 30 and 130 percent of the AMI. Both of these buildings are expected to be completed in 2020.
Breaking Ground and Comunilife developed the 160-unit supportive housing building, with apartments set aside for formerly homeless individuals with special needs and those considered to be low-income. FXCollaborative is handling the development’s design.
At 626 Bergen Avenue, residents will be able to enjoy a fitness room, garden and courtyard, on-site laundry, bike storage, and computer lab for no additional cost. Nearest transit options include the Melrose-Harlem line on the Metro-North, as well as the 2 and 5 subway.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable apartments at 626 Bergen Avenue until July 31, 2019. Residents of Bronx Community Board 1 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here (pdf).
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Neighborhoods : The Bronx