St. Barnabas Wellness Care and Affordable Housing officially broke ground earlier today. The two-site, 425,000 square foot mixed-used project is located in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx and sits across from St. Barnabas Hospital. The buildings will provide 314 units of affordable housing. 219 units will be affordable to low-income households at 57% of AMI and 95 units will be set aside for formerly homeless households through HPD’s Our Space and HFA’s MRT programs. This affordable housing will be part of an “urban medical village” which will include a new ambulatory care center and wellness center (which will be run by St. Barnabas Hospital) and wellness-oriented retail, such as a healthy café, and pharmacy.
Our clients, L+M and Hornig Capital Partners in partnership with St. Barnabas Hospital, were committed to developing a complex that addressed many of the challenges facing low-income residents in the Bronx by bringing critical health care services, affordable housing, job creation, outdoor fitness areas and healthy food options to the site. The building will include a rooftop farm and photovoltaic panels. Dattner Architects’ architectural expression is designed to inspire healthy living and incorporate sustainability strategies and a natural material palette.