Bronx, NY Dattner Architects joined the Association of New York Catholic Homes (ANYCH), Catholic Charities of New York (CCNY), NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (NYCHPD), councilman Rafael Salamanca, and borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr. at a topping out ceremony at 1932 Bryant Ave.
1932 Bryant, also known as Second Farms, is set to revitalize a site in the West Farms neighborhood. Located two blocks away from the West Farms Sq. subway station, this 15-story structure will include 319 affordable housing units, 12,000 s/f for commercial-retail use, and a 9,000 s/f community facility. A landscaped courtyard, with plantings and paved sitting areas along Bryant Ave., will be provided for the tenants’ outdoor recreation use.
The building will comply with NYCHPD requirements for affordable housing as well as Enterprise Green Communities standards.
“Second Farms is an important part of our commitment to building affordable housing for New Yorkers … this is our commitment to ensuring a basic human right – a roof over every family’s head,” said monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of CCNY.
Second Farms is expected to open in the fall of 2020.
Built on a slope, the modern building incorporates four different colors of brick, employed to distinguish the various sections of the building. Black brick connects windows making columns of two and three, informing the main design of the façade. White bricks cover two corners, and golden bricks rise in a thin column from above the main entrance, creating the illusion of division in the center of the structure.