Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the start of construction of Arthur Avenue Apartments, a new $91 million affordable housing development in the Bronx.
The project will create will create 176 affordable homes for low-income seniors 62 and older, according to a statement issued by the governor’s office.
The nine-story building in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx will include 54 apartments reserved for formerly homeless seniors in need of support services.
The building will offer 88 studio apartments and 88 one-bedroom apartments for seniors earning between 30 and 60 percent of the Area Median Income.
The energy-efficient development also features approximately 4,500 sq. ft. of health-oriented community space including an interior green house with a teaching kitchen, a working vegetable garden for tenant use and two landscaped outdoor terraces.
“The Arthur Avenue Apartments will provide safe, affordable housing options for seniors and the most vulnerable New Yorkers, ensuring the fundamental security people need,” Gov. Cuomo said prepared remarks. “These homes, paired with support services that promote health, foster independence and enrich quality of life will help New Yorkers thrive and set entire communities in the Bronx on the path towards success.”