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Rendering of 425 Grand Concourse towering over Mott Haven (Dattner Architects) Rendering of 425 Grand Concourse towering over Mott Haven (Dattner Architects)
New York City has dived headfirst into the Passive House movement, planning several of the largest developments in the country to reach for the energy-saving standard. Even more commendable is that many of the coming buildings are mixed-income housing schemes spearheaded by the public sector. Late last year we updated you on two now-in-construction affordable housing developments seeking Passive House certification: the mixed-use project Balton Commons and the 655-unit Sendero Verde, both in Harlem. Now, excavation work has finally moved forward on a 26-floor Passive House project designed by Dattner Architects to rise at 425 Grand Concourse in the revitalized Mott Haven section of the Bronx.
The project sits at the corner of Grand Concourse and East 144th Street in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot site once held the landmarked Gothic-style P.S. 31, which was tragically torn down two years ago after being deemed structurally unsound. In the summer of 2015, the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) released an RFP where Trinity Financial and MBD Community Housing Corporation were selected to redevelop the 30,000-square-foot site with 277 below-market rate rental apartments, a charter school, supermarket, medical facility, and community space for cultural and social programs.
Approved zoning diagram (via NYC DOB)
The 300,000-square-foot development may become the largest Passive House in the country when/if it opens within the next few years until it is usurped by Sendero Verde shortly after. The building is projected to consume 30 percent of the energy of a traditional housing development. Aside from a highly-insulated, “airtight” building envelope that will provide the bulk of energy savings, there will be a vegetated roof deck, solar shading, solar panels, cogen power generation, and an energy recovery system.
The 277 affordable apartments will be earmarked for low- and moderate-income families. They will feature individual tenant controls, energy-efficient appliances, and water savings fixtures. The project scope also includes a new, accessible walkway to connect Garrison Playground.

When we passed by the site last week, the foundation of the prior school building had been demolished and earthmovers were in place to make way for the project's foundation. Building permits were re-filed in December 2019 and recently approved. Per the building application, the tower will rise 26 floors, 285 feet to the top of its mechanical bulkhead, making it the tallest building in Mott Haven and one of the tallest in the South Bronx. Other taller and larger buildings are planned near the waterfront, most notably Brookfield Properties' "Bankside" development at 2401 Third Avenue and 101 Lincoln Avenue.
 
 
 
 
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