Located at 1070 Anderson Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, this Art Deco-inspired, eight-story, 46,385-square-foot supportive housing development contains 11 studio apartments, seven one-bedroom apartments, 22 two-bedroom apartments, and 1 three-bedroom apartment (the super’s apartment), totaling 41 residential units.
The ground floor lobby features an unobstructed view of the landscaped courtyard. In order to promote a sense of security, the courtyard was designed without any hidden corners. It also houses a variety of plants and shrubs native to the New York area.
The site features other numerous green initiatives, including green roofs on the seventh and eighth floors’ setbacks, a generous fenestration to maximize daylight within the corridors, a high-efficiency boiler on the roof, low-E fiberglass Energy Star windows, continuous exterior insulation, low or no VOC paints, primers, and caulks, water-saver faucets and shower heads, Dual Flush toilets, CFL lamps throughout, and Kone Ecospec elevators.
This project applied for the NYSERDA Multifamily Building Performance Program for New Construction, incorporating at least 20-percent energy reduction and energy efficiency options into the building’s overall design in order to fulfill the Energy Star guidelines.