HPD Pursues Climate Resilient, Affordable Housing Project at 351 Powers Avenue in the South Bronx

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New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has announced a request for proposals to construct a climate resilient, 100 percent affordable housing complex at 351 Powers Avenue in the South Bronx. Located between East 141st Street and East 143rd Street in the Mott Haven neighborhood, the site is an undeveloped, city-owned lot totaling approximately 17,400 square feet.

When complete, the project is expected to yield approximately 80 new affordable homes. Submissions for design and construction will be expected to address the extreme heat of the area. According to HPD, the South Bronx is one of several New York City communities vulnerable to extremely high temperatures and expected to increase due to climate change.

351 Powers Avenue site map

351 Powers Avenue site map

“The science is clear – New York City’s affordable housing stock must be built to withstand increasingly high temperatures and rising sea levels, particularly in parts of the city that are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change,” said HPD commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. “We look forward to reviewing proposals for the 351 Powers Avenue site that are designed with the city’s future and the residents’ well-being in mind.”

A pre-submission conference will be held on September 13. The call for submissions will close on November 18, 2022.

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5 Comments on "HPD Pursues Climate Resilient, Affordable Housing Project at 351 Powers Avenue in the South Bronx"

  1. How long before those post-wasteland one and two families make way for proper high density? Im guessing they’ll stick around another twenty years before things come full circle and owners sell…

    • It’s already started. They are slowly getting knocked down around the borough. It’s bound to accelerate over the next decade.

      • When Charlotte St and the surrounding suburban bizarro world is replaced with the proper urban density that existed before the fires you know The Bronx has turned a page.

        • Charlotte Street hasn’t been touched yet but that’s because of the zoning there.

          Elsewhere they are slowly starting to get torn down and redeveloped.

          • The big question will be will they actually have the audacity to try to preserve that abomination…

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