Plans were filed yesterday to build a six-story supportive housing development for veterans at 984 Woodycrest Avenue, in the Highbridge section of the southwestern Bronx. CMC Development Group posted this image on their website of the project, which will apparently be clad in red brick on the upper floors and gray brick on the ground floor.
It will rise 60 feet into the air on a parking lot wedged between two two-family houses on Woodycrest Avenue, near the corner of 164th Street—only four blocks from Yankee Stadium.
The building’s 48 units will be divided across 25,716 square feet of residential space, for an average unit sized at 535 square feet. Three apartments will occupy part of the first floor, and the second through fifth floors will house 10 units each, with only five on the top floor. The ground floor will also house the central office, a lounge, community room and lobby.
Belmont-based developer CMC is working on this project with supportive housing non-profit HelpUSA, which Governor Andrew Cuomo founded in 1986. It will offer affordable, supportive rentals for veterans, as well as social services and community space.
The architects are Urban Architectural Initiatives, who have designed several other affordable and supportive housing projects in the Bronx.
The development is expected to cost $12,000,000, and will be financed partially by HPD 9% tax credits, according to CMC. Construction is supposed to wrap by August 2016.