A development team has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to build a five-building, 740-unit mixed-use project at the site of the abandoned Spofford Juvenile Detention Center. The facility, spread across five acres, is located at 1221 Spofford Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section. The development team comprises of Gilbane Development Company, the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York.
The buildings will range from roughly 10 to 15 stories. All of the residential units will be designated as affordable housing. There will also be 21,000 square feet of retail space, 48,000 square feet of community facility space, and 49,000 square feet of light industrial space, the Wall Street Journal reported. Architecture firms Body Lawson Associates and WXY are designing the project. It will be built in phases and is expected to be complete by 2024.
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