Developers VOA-GNY and Robert Sanborn Development top out 14-story, 122-unit Clarke Place Senior Residences

November 05, 2019 - Owners Developers & Managers
Shown (from left) are: Jan Velebir, site safety coordinator; Bob Harriman, Olive Branch Consulting; Dominic Dummet, Olive Branch Consulting; Derick McCullough, Olive Branch Consulting; Anthony Plomitallo, project superintendent, Procida Construction; Amir Elhadidy, senior director of facilities and construction management, VOA-GNY; Tere Pettitt, president and CEO, VOA-GNY; Robert Sanborn, principal, Robert Sanborn Development; Paul Kress, vice president, strategic initiatives, VOA-GNY; Sean Roper, assistant project manager, MAP Architects; Jonathan Reali, project manager, Procida Construction; Kami Altman, associate project manager, MAP Architects; Jeff Chu, director of finance and underwriting, Robert Sanborn Development.

Bronx, NY Construction of Clarke Place Senior Residence has reached the halfway point, marked by a “topping out” ceremony on September 18th. The new apartment building, now 56% complete one year after breaking ground, is located at 112 East Clarke Place in the Jerome Ave. Highbridge-Concourse neighborhood. It is VOA-GNY’s newest supportive housing site for low-income seniors and the firm’s  largest development project to date.

Members of the design development team include: VOA-GNY (sponsor, co-developer, owner, and property manager); Robert Sanborn Development, LLC, (co-developer); MAP Architects (project architect); Procida Construction Corp. (general contractor); Olive Branch Consulting (owner’s representative); and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP (legal counsel). Construction on the building will continue into 2020, with leasing expected to begin August-September 2020.

 The 14-story, 122-unit residence will provide permanent housing for seniors (aged 62) who are considered very-low and low-income. Thirty-seven units will be reserved for chronically homeless seniors. 

The building will feature 24/7 front desk security and concierge services, laundry rooms, well-lit stairwells, resident lounges, and a large community room that opens up to a landscaped courtyard with a built-in kitchen for summer barbecues and events. 

Clarke Place Senior Residence is a direct response to the affordable housing crisis in NYC, and will address the growing demand for subsidized housing for older adults, helping them to “age in place” with the assistance of critical support services.

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