Group Title: RiseBoro Group Partnership Inc.
Undertaking Title: Woodlawn Senior Dwelling
Undertaking Location: Woodlawn, Bronx
Woodlawn Senior Dwelling (Woodlawn), awarded TCO in August 2021, is an 80-unit Reasonably priced Impartial Residence for Seniors (AIRS) situated at 69 East 233rd Avenue within the Bronx. The constructing consists of 59 studio models, 20 one-bedroom models, and 1 superintendent’s unit. At least 30% of models will likely be occupied by previously homeless individuals referred to the undertaking by the Metropolis of New York. Undertaking Based mostly Part 8 Vouchers had been awarded to 79 of the 80 models to make sure everlasting affordability for individuals who’re at the very least 62 years previous.
The undertaking is replete with inexperienced infrastructure to preserve water, power restoration air flow, photo voltaic paneling, gardening areas, and excessive albedo surfaces to soak up daylight—all designed to make holistic residing tech-integrated and extra accessible.
Woodlawn was a personal acquisition, a win for the group to transform vacant, dilapidated buildings into state-of-the-art, passive-house designed, reasonably priced housing. The event group employed security protocols previous to the COVID-induced State shutdown, minimizing building downtime. And, regardless of a frightening quantity of rock chopping endemic to the Bronx, Woodlawn was accomplished on time and on price range.
Woodlawn will likely be Passive Home licensed and can function a continuing filtered provide and exhaust of air flow to enhance indoor air high quality (IAQ), a significant function to fight the unfold of COVID. Electrical stoves will cut back carbon affect and preclude dangerous cooking gasoline emissions. RiseBoro has partnered with MIT to trace Woodlawn’s long-term IAQ efficiency.
Woodlawn’s chamfered exterior design of extremely environment friendly home windows and partitions will maximize thermal consolation and noise attenuation. Out of doors seating and a strolling path to a group room café articulate the rear backyard, whereas WiFi sizzling spots can be found inside. The parking space includes a tenant backyard, EV cost stations, and a photo voltaic array to offset constructing utilization.
Past the constructed atmosphere, RiseBoro’s supportive providers prioritize resident wellbeing by focusing on bodily, psychological well being, and cognitive points. We goal to delay and forestall institutionalization by encouraging tenants to age in place by way of social providers that embody house visits, escorts for medical visits and enhanced individualized help and academic and leisure programming together with artwork instruction, laptop programs, yoga, dance, train, and ESOL lessons
Since 1973, RiseBoro Group Partnership has provided providers designed to help each era and meet the wants of communities. Our distinctive mannequin of holistic group revitalization works by growing neighborhood property, like reasonably priced housing, to create the muse for a extra vibrant and various group. We construct upon this basis with packages designed to attach folks to sources to assist everybody locally thrive, particularly our most weak populations.
Developer: RiseBoro Group Partnership Inc. Common Contracting: Briarwood Group Constructing Design: Paul Castrucci Architects
Authorized: Goldstein Corridor & Associates