Lendlease Completes 149-Unit Garden Towers Affordable Community in the Bronx

by Jeff Shaw

NEW YORK CITY — Lendlease has completed construction of Garden Towers, an affordable seniors housing community in the Bronx. 

Developed by Foxy Management, in partnership with HANAC Inc. and JLD Advisory LLC, the building features 149 rental homes for low-income adults age 62 or older.

Lendlease served as general contractor on the development, located in the Morrisania neighborhood. Garden Towers features two mid-rise residential buildings, with an eight-story building facing Boston Road and a seven-story building facing Clinton Avenue.

In addition to meeting Enterprise Green Communities criteria, Garden Towers was also designed and constructed to Passive House standards, which included upgraded insulation, electric MEP systems and a central exhaust system that minimizes building penetrations and heat loss. A rooftop solar array provides further financial and environmental benefits in the form of lower-cost electricity generated on-site.

Newman Design designed the two buildings, which are connected by a glass greenhouse that serves as both a walkway between the structures and focal point for residents and visitors.

Developed under New York’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments (SARA) program, 30 percent of the units at Garden Towers are set aside for homeless seniors. All apartments will be affordable to households earning at or below 50 percent of the area median income.

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