Renderings Revealed For Sol On The Park Affordable Housing Development In Morrisania, The Bronx
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Housing Development Corporation, and NYCHA have announced plans to construct Sol on the Park, a 195-unit affordable housing property in the Morrisania section of The Bronx. Located at the corner of St. Paul’s Place and Park Avenue, the project sits within the Morris II public housing development.
The Sol on the Park development team includes NRP Group, Selfhelp Realty Group, and Foxy Management, which were selected as part of “Seniors First,” a larger request for proposals to redevelop a collection of sites identified by the HPD and NYCHA in Morrisania, as well as Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
This first project will create 195 deeply affordable units for senior households earning up to 50 percent area median income, or approximately $41,800 annually for a single occupant. All households will receive project-based Section 8 vouchers, with a portion of homes set aside for both NYCHA residents and seniors experiencing homelessness.
Daytime rendering of Sol on the Park
Aerial rendering of the Sol on the Park roof deck
Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, the 15-story building features a stepped design that cascades along the boundaries of the wedge-shaped lot. The building will also feature a mix of open-air and partially enclosed balconies, a roof deck with light landscaping, and communal lounge area.
Additional components include a new community health center, a nutrition education facility, and vocational training available to residents and surrounding communities. Social services for senior residents will be provided by Selfhelp’s Active Services for Aging Model with a focus on those struggling with chronic health issues, aging, and access to health programming.
Sol on Park is also designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification for sustainable design, an ENERGY STAR certification for emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and the highest rating from Fitwel, which sets global standards for the building design and development practices in support of healthier and equitable access to a higher quality of life.