|Address:||East 120th Street
|Owner:||New York Institute for Human Development, Inc.|
|Architect:||Magnusson Architecture and Planning|
St. Augustine Apartments will be a new affordable and supportive multi-family building in the Bronx, NY. Varying in height from 6-stories to 12-stories, there will be a total of 112 residential units consisting of 35 studios, 19 one-bedroom, 37 two-bedrooms, 21 three-bedrooms. The new construction totals 117,000sf.
Once the site of the demolished St. Augustine's Church, this new development will fit as seamlessly into the context of the neighborhood, as the church did. The massing of the new building will be rectangular-shaped and will run north to south following the foot print of the old church. The highest portion will face south and will be characterized by the location of the glazed elevator lobbies. These elevator lobbies will be the main feature of the building, will provide spectacular views during the day and will become a beam of light at night. This glazed tower will act as an icon and modern counterpart to the adjacent brick buildings and the beautiful armory nearby.
The building will be enrolled in the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). As a New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) funded project, it will need to comply with the Enterprise Green Communities certification program.