Fox Point: OCV Architects Bringing More Green Affordable Housing to Bronx

Fox Point is a 48-unit affordable housing development in the Bronx that is pursuing a LEED Silver rating from USGBC.

Fox Point is a 48-unit affordable housing development in the Bronx that is pursuing a LEED Silver rating from USGBC. The project is being sponsored by Midtown-based non-profit Palladia and was designed by OCV Architects. The 55,000-square-foot building will offer two green roofs- on the fifth and seventh floors- and was scheduled to open up during the fourth quarter of 2008, though it’s unclear exactly where construction progress currently stands. OCV’s design strives to maximize both energy efficiency and natural daylighting; a microturbine installation should assist with the former.

31 of the units at Fox Point will provide permanent housing and various support services for 31 formerly homeless families whose rent will be subsidized by HUD’s Care + Shelter Program; the remaining 17 units will go to low-income families or individuals from the surrounding neighborhood. The project is located at 1013 Fox Street in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx, just a short walk from the Simpson Street station on the 2 and 5 lines.

OCV also designed Serviam Gardens and Jacob’s Place, two other green affordable housing projects in the Bronx which we’ve profiled here at gbNYC previously. Palladia is currently accepting applications to live in Fox Point, which you can access through the link below.

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