Westhab Awarded $1 Million for Hudson Hill Affordable Housing Project in Yonkers, New York

Perspective rendering of Hudson Hill - Courtesy of Amie Gross ArchitectsPerspective rendering of Hudson Hill - Courtesy of Amie Gross Architects

Hudson Hill at 76 Locust Hill Avenue is poised to debut as one of the most sustainably designed affordable housing buildings in Yonkers, New York. As part of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s Building of Excellence Competition, project plans were presented by developer Westhab, Inc. and Amie Gross Architects, which was awarded $1 million to complete the building.

The award recognizes the building’s highly sustainable design and the developer’s creation of 113 permanently affordable homes for families earning no more than 60 percent of the area median income. A portion of available units will be set aside for formerly homeless tenants made possible through funding from New York State’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.

The building will eventually top out at six stories near the Hudson River waterfront and provide housing for up to 430 people. The mix of units will comprise studios and one- and two-bedroom accommodations.

“Hudson Hill will bring safe, affordable, resilient housing to low- and moderate-income individuals and families, while incorporating both proven and novel technologies and strategies to reduce energy consumption, increase healthy living, and lower the building’s carbon footprint,” said Andrew Germansky, Westhab’s senior vice president of real estate. “By emphasizing cost-effectiveness from site identification through design development, we’re demonstrating that affordable housing can be high-quality, replicable, and sustainable, and we believe that no one should be left behind as we work to build a cleaner New York.”

The structure is largely constructed of wood materials to reduce overall construction costs and lower energy costs related to internal temperature management, which in turn will yield much lower carbon emissions compared to a concrete or steel-framed structure. To further offset energy consumption costs, the architects have planned for LED lighting throughout, triple-paned windows for increased insulation, large swaths of photovoltaic solar panels on the roof, and Energy Star electric appliances among other sustainable design strategies.

Diagram illustrates 36 key sustainable design components at Hudson Hill - Courtesy of Amie Gross Architects

Diagram illustrates 36 key sustainable design components at Hudson Hill – Courtesy of Amie Gross Architects

To enrich the lifestyles of future residents, Hudson Hill will offer a vibrant mix of communal spaces including a veranda on the top floor and an outdoor garden. Residents will also have access to electric vehicle charging stations, an educational exhibit on sustainability, and more amenities to be announced.

“This development shows that sustainability does not clash with affordability, that green design is good design, and that households of all backgrounds can live in energy-efficient, cutting-edge homes,” said Amie Gross, who founded her eponymous design studio in 1984.

In a previous announcement, Westhab said it hopes to have the project completed by late 2021.

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26 Comments on "Westhab Awarded $1 Million for Hudson Hill Affordable Housing Project in Yonkers, New York"

  1. What’s the rent for a studio or one bd room.?

  2. Estoy interesada en apartamento yo trabajo si es por el income cómo para aplicar gracias

  3. Please Send Me Application At 13 – 15 Harmon St. Apt. 102 White Plains,NY 10606

  4. Marcia Stovall | March 24, 2021 at 3:56 pm | Reply

    I need an application ASAP please
    When applications are available can I please be sent one to my email

  5. Marcia Stovall | March 24, 2021 at 3:59 pm | Reply

    2 bedroom preferably

  6. Cheryl Y Johnson | March 24, 2021 at 5:46 pm | Reply

    I am interested in receiving an application for a 1 bedroom apt.
    Email application or mail to:
    Cheryl Johnson at 300 No.Bdwy #2J
    Yonkers, NY 10701

  7. Freddie Mattis | March 24, 2021 at 11:33 pm | Reply

    Send an application to my email address
    [email protected]
    Interested in a 1 bedroom.
    Freddie

  8. They NEVER build 3 bedrooms, NEVER. This is just another building that doesn’t want families.

  9. valentina jones | March 25, 2021 at 7:42 am | Reply

    I need a application when it come available. Please send me one to my email.

  10. Would like One bedroom apartment to rent when available. Thanks

  11. Betty Cruz-Roman | March 25, 2021 at 2:33 pm | Reply

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  12. jose L feliciano | March 25, 2021 at 3:02 pm | Reply

    Please email me an application

  13. Dolores Mackey | March 25, 2021 at 4:32 pm | Reply

    I know its early I need a application

  14. Please send me an application for a one bedroom. Ty

  15. I would like the application to apply

  16. Can I get application for two bedroom.?

  17. I AM INTERESTED IN A 1-2 BEDROOM APARTMENT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE TO OBTAIN AN APPLICATION.

  18. Please send me an application.for a one bedroom upper level

  19. Please send one bedroom application.

  20. Please send application for one bedroom.
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  21. Christine Watkins | March 27, 2021 at 2:21 pm | Reply

    Please send me application for 2 bed rooms
    Thank you 🙏🏾 and God bless 🙏🏾

  22. Margarita Segura | March 29, 2021 at 8:29 am | Reply

    Please send me application for 2 bethroom
    Thank you

  23. Cheryl Y Johnson | April 3, 2021 at 1:24 am | Reply

    Already put in request for an application for a 1 bedroom apt

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