Back in 2011, Dattner Architects created the West Farms Redevelopment Plan, a rezoning (the largest ever in Bronx at the time) of a 17-acre, 11-block former industrial area in Crotona Park East.
The plan calls for a total of 1,325 affordable housing units, 46,000 square feet of retail, and community facilities. Dattner’s first two buildings in the complex are called the Compass Residences, which provide 237 apartments arranged around a series of courtyards. This past December, 114 of these residences at 1544 Boone Avenue came online through the city’s affordable housing lottery, and now, 120 more at 1524 Boone Avenue are open to New Yorkers earning 60 and 90 percent of the area median income, ranging from $822/month studios to $1,740/month three-bedrooms.
As previously described, the complex varies in height between three to 15 stories and, according to the architects, “a variety of colors and patterns distinguish the buildings as separate structures and emphasize the dynamic massing of the project.” Amenities include parking in a nearby buildings, a shared public courtyard, residents’ courtyard, bike storage, laundry room, community room, and children’s playground.
The apartments have wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows, closed-circuit television systems, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, wood floors, and ceramic tiles.
Qualifying New Yorkers can apply for the affordable units at Compass Residences until April 24, 2017. Residents of Bronx Community Board 3 will be given preference for 50 percent of the units. Complete details on how to apply are available here. Questions regarding this offer must be referred to NYC’s Housing Connect department by dialing 311.
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If you do not qualify for the housing lotteries mentioned, visit CityRealty.com’s no-fee rentals page for other apartment deals in the city.