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Renderings of Bronx Point via S9 Architecture Renderings of Bronx Point via S9 Architecture
Years in the making, the 530,000-square-foot mixed-use project on the Harlem River waterfront dubbed Bronx Point is poised to commence construction on the first phase in the coming weeks. The first phase will bring 542 permanently affordable housing units, approximately 2.8 acres of public open space, an early childhood space run by BronxWorks, outdoor science programming run by Billion Oyster Project, and a permanent home for the Universal Hip Hop Museum.
Upon completion, Bronx Point is expected to feature a total of up to 1,045 apartments, more than 56,000 square feet of educational and community space, and more than 12,000 square feet of retail space. The project has garnered an Award for Excellence in Public Design by the New York City Public Design Commission in November. Additionally, in May 2020, it was the first affordable housing project in the country to achieve the Waterfront Alliance’s verification for excellence in design through its Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines, a rating system to mitigate coastal climate risks and create ecologically sound, accessible waterfronts.

“This public-private partnership will deliver high quality affordable housing, a beautifully restored esplanade connecting the community to the waterfront, and a unique cultural institution that highlights the historic contributions the vibrant South Bronx community has made to music” - Vicki Been, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development

Overlooking the Harlem River waterfront on one side and the elevated Major Deegan Expressway on the other, Bronx Point is situated at one of the Bronx's premier gateways near the approach of the 145th Street Bridge that connects Mott Haven/Lower Concourse to Harlem in Manhattan. The developers - a public-private partnership between L+M Development Partners, Type A Projects, and BronxWorks - conceived the project as a new civic and cultural hub near the 2, 4, and 5 trains, the new home of the Bronx Children’s Museum, and mainstays such as Bronx Terminal Market, Mill Pond Park, Yankee Stadium, and Hostos Community College. S9 Architecture and Engineering, PC is leading the design and is behind the similarly massive mixed-income development One East Harlem.
The housing component of the first phase will comprise 135 studios, 192 one-bedrooms, 122 two-bedrooms, and 93 three-bedrooms for families with incomes ranging from 30 to 120 percent of the Area Median Income; a portion will also be set aside for the formerly homeless. Amenities will include an outdoor terrace, on-site laundry, a children’s playroom, a community lounge, a bike storage room, an on-site fitness center and around-the-clock front desk security.
Bronx-Point-04 Esplanade via Marvel Architects
Bronx Point Open space plan
Housing comprises the bulk of the plan. The 540 studio to three-bedroom apartments will all be reserved for low-, moderate-, and middle-income households. Catering to families, nearly half of all units will two- and three-bedrooms. Additional features include sustainable/energy-efficient components, a common fitness center, community room, bicycle room, and a central landscaped courtyard.
Bronx Point's open spaces are being designed by Marvel Architects in collaboration with Abel Bainnson Butz and will be planted with native vegetation. Features include a public plaza, a fitness area with an assortment of exercise structures to engage the visitors in active lifestyles, lawn areas, a playground, waterfront lookouts, an extended BBQ area, gathering spaces, bike/running/walking path extensions, and publicly-accessible bathrooms.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum currently has a pop-up space at Bronx Terminal Market, but will occupy 50,000 square feet of space in its permanent home on the lower levels of Bronx Point. Here it will feature exhibits that showcase hip hop artifacts and interactive displays such as a recording studio experience, a DJ booth, a graffiti station, and a virtual reality theater. If all goes according to plans, the museum's 2023 debut would line up with the 50th anniversary of the birth of the hip hop movement.
Initiated in 2016, Bronx Point is the culmination of more than a dozen community meetings and collaborative effort with a wide range of community partners. It is also aligned with Mayor de Blasio’s broader Where We Live NYC initiative, an inclusive process to ensure widespread community participation in shaping the city’s strategies to address fair housing barriers. In addition to meeting a 35% M/WBE participation goal, the development team will participate in HireNYC.
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