HPD Announces Plans for Affordable Senior Housing in Morrisania

HPD Announces Plans for Affordable Senior Housing in Morrisania

Rendering of Sol on Park. Picture Credit history: HPD.

On May possibly 5, 2022, the Office of Housing PReservation and Growth (HPD), the New York Metropolis Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the New York Metropolis Housing Advancement Company (HDC) introduced ideas for a new development to offer very affordable housing for seniors in the Morrisania area of the Bronx. The Sol on Park improvement will be situated on the corner of St. Paul’s Location and Park Avenue inside the Morris II public housing advancement. Sol on Park’s concept is “housing is wellbeing well being is housing,” which incorporates and encourages health life in the development’s design and style and attributes. The progress workforce is composed of NRP Group, Foxy Administration, and Selfhelp Realty Group, along with Magnusson Architecture and Organizing.

The fifteen-tale creating will have roughly 195 models of deeply economical housing for seniors. Models will be offered to senior homes earning up to 50 percent spot median cash flow, or approximately $41,800 a 12 months for one particular individual. All households will be specified challenge-based mostly Segment 8 vouchers, and a part of properties will be established aside for NYCHA citizens and seniors enduring homelessness. Selfhelp will supply social solutions by its Energetic Products and services for Aging Model, which can help people control ageing, serious health and fitness problems, and delivers culturally proficient well being programming. 

The advancement will incorporate a group wellness centre, a nutrition training facility, and career-coaching areas for inhabitants and the neighborhood. The Union Neighborhood Wellbeing Center, which will present principal treatment, behavioral wellness, dental providers, physical and occupational treatment, and will supply chances for career fellowship courses in health care, health and fitness administration, and dental treatment. The Environmentally friendly Bronx Machine’s Nationwide Overall health & Wellness Heart will present dietary education and learning and city agriculture programming. The SUNY Bronx Educational Opportunity Centre will offer instructional opportunities in healthcare and engineering. The Selfhelp Household Treatment Application and Teaching Center for Property Overall health Aides will prepare persons for occupations in at-household treatment. 

The development will also function a significant pedestrian plaza, shared walkway with the adjacent NYCHA campus, neighborhood areas on various flooring, and cascading roof terraces. Sustainable capabilities in the making enable for less greenhouse emissions, which includes a LEED Platinum Rating for sustainable style and an Energy STAR certification. 

HPD Commissioner Adolfo Carrión Jr. stated, “Seniors are the coronary heart and soul of our communities and Sol on Park exemplifies the optimum excellent of housing and help we ought to offer seniors to age in put with dignity and ease and comfort. With new facilities for health care, nutrition, and vocation schooling, Sol on Park makes it possible for us to spend in the full neighborhood’s well being and potential effectively-currently being though bringing a great deal wanted reasonably priced residences to the Morrisania neighborhood. Thank you to our development companions NRP Group, Selfhelp, and Foxy Administration for these a inventive and holistic plan. Congratulations!”

By: Veronica Rose (Veronica is the CityLaw fellow and a New York Law School graduate, Course of 2018.)