This Bronx senior housing is designed to offer tenants quality homes where they can age in place. Careful thought went into community building, and, in particular, the common spaces to encourage social interaction. These lounges are located on every floor and have large windows to provide soft, natural light. The main stair with a window wall creates a day-lit circulation spine connecting these and other leisure areas and is directly adjacent to the main entrance of the building, to encourage physical activity.
Other amenities include laundry rooms on every other floor, access to a landscaped roof terrace at the 12th floor, and a community room on the first floor which opens up to a landscaped rear yard with a counter for outdoor cooking.
The building is targeting LEED Platinum certification and is designed to meet NYSERDA Tier 2’s Performance Path which requires a performance rating of at least 25% above code. The building’s envelope combines R-18 continuous insulation with rainscreen panels designed to reduce the amount of thermal bridging for wall, R-30 min. roof insulation, Energy Star certified roofing, high efficiency double glazed windows, as well as sun shades on south facing windows to reduce heat gain.
All lighting is LED and occupancy and daylight sensors will be installed in common areas. All heating and cooling will be electric (VRF, VRV systems) and all plumbing fixtures will be low flow.