The defunct Joseph A. Muller Army Reserve Center in The Bronx will soon provide 90 units of affordable housing exclusively marketed to formerly homeless military veterans and low-income households.
Designed by MHG Architects, 555 Nereid Avenue will include 54 studio units for formerly homeless veterans and 35 affordable units for local households. One additional unit will be reserved for a building superintendent. Residential amenities will include a 123-seat lecture hall, educational programs and cultural activities, on-site social services, a laundry room, bike storage, and a private yard.
The total gut renovation of the four-story building is expected to last about two years.
“We are deeply proud to transform the former Joseph A. Muller Center into 90 modern, beautiful, high-quality homes for people who desperately need stability after experiencing hardship and homelessness, especially for the 54 veterans who have bravely served our country and who will soon call 555 Nereid Avenue home,” said George T. McDonald, founder and president of The Doe Fund, the non-profit organization responsible for the development. “We are so very grateful for the input from community members and the surrounding neighborhood, and for all of the partners who helped make this project possible so that together, we can continue to improve the lives of our city’s most vulnerable residents.”
The development team also includes the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.