This month, 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 Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr to celebrate the construction progress at 1932 Bryant Avenue.
1932 Bryant, also known as Second Farms, is set to revitalize a key site in the West Farms neighborhood of the Bronx. Located just two blocks away from the West Farms Square subway station, this 15-story structure will include 319 affordable housing units, approximately 12,000 square feet for commercial-retail use, and a 9,000 square foot community facility. A landscaped courtyard, with plantings and paved sitting areas along Bryant Avenue, will be provided for the tenants’ outdoor recreation use.
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.
The building will comply with NYCHPD requirements for affordable housing as well as Enterprise Green Communities standards.