Monday, June 3, 2019
Once complete later this summer, La Central will provide 160 supportive and affordable apartments for a mix of formerly homeless individuals with special needs and low-income working New Yorkers, part of a larger development in the South Bronx.
The larger five-building, 1.1 million square foot development in the South Bronx will bring a total of 992 units of mixed-income housing, a new 50,000 square foot YMCA, a television studio, a skate park, multiple landscaped areas for residents and neighbors alike, and much more.
The project will include over 600,000 watts of solar panels to power co-generation, providing up to a 50 percent savings on energy and reducing reliance on the area’s electric grid. Additionally, low-flow fixtures and water-efficient appliances will outfit every apartment, cutting water consumption by as much as 45 percent. Landscaped common areas will provide tenants access to quality outdoor space, and the new YMCA will provide tenants with easy access to health and wellness.
Project partners include Hudson Companies, BRP Development, ELH-TKC LLC, The Related Companies, Comunilife, YMCA of Greater New York, and BronxNet. The project is designed by FX Collaborative and MHG Architects.