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Massive COOKFOX-designed affordable housing complex opens its doors in The Bronx

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The Tremont development Park House brings 248 affordable units to the city

Back in June, the city’s largest developer of supportive housing, Breaking Ground, announced that it had received a truly staggering 55,163 applications for the 248 affordable units at Park House, one of two buildings at their COOKFOX-designed, fully affordable development in the Tremont neighborhood of The Bronx.

And as of today, Park House is open. It’s Breaking Ground’s first ground-up, all-affordable residence for families with children, according to the agency’s press release. The 12-story building offers 248 units, more than half of which are two- and three-bedrooms. Forty of them are permanently affordable units, a designation made possible through the city’s Voluntary Inclusionary Housing program. The building will also provide “much-needed supportive services to 20 formerly homeless households,” HDC president Eric Enderlin noted in a statement.

“Park House will ensure that hundreds of families can grow and thrive free from the worry that their kids won’t have a safe place to sleep at night,” said Breaking Ground president and CEO Brenda Rosen.

In addition to the apartments themselves, which start at $494/month for studios, Park House features a community space, landscaped courtyard, bike storage, and on-site laundry.

The second building in the complex , Webster Supportive Housing, is slated to open in early 2018. Together, the buildings will bring 418 affordable homes to the city.