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Bronx juvenile center’s conversion to affordable housing gets fresh renderings

The five-building complex will be completed in three phases

Via Gilbane Development Company

A new set of renderings have emerged for the massive project that’s set to replace the Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, in Hunts Point, in the Bronx. 6sqft first reported on the renderings, which have appeared on developer Gilbane Development Company’s website.

Gilbane is collaborating with the Hudson Companies, and Mutual Housing Association of New York on the project, which is known as The Peninsula. The city’s Economic Development Corporation awarded the contract to the trio of developers in October 2016, and the development is going to take place in three phases.

In all, the project will create a total of 740 affordable apartments, 52,000 square feet of open recreational space, which includes a public plaza, 49,000 square feet of light industrial space, 48,000 square feet of community facilities like artists workspaces, and 21,000 square feet of retail. Also part of the overall development are a school, and a health and wellness center.

The non-residential portion of this five-building development will be occupied by several local businesses like Il Forno Bakery, Soul Snacks, Bascom Catering, Mass Ideation, Hunts Point Brewing Company, and Lightbox NY film studio, many of which can now be seen in these new renderings.

The first phase of this $300 million development will wrap up in 2021, followed by the second phase in 2022, and the final phase in 2024.