Parkview II is a new construction, 88-unit mixed-use residential building located on East 161st Street in the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area in the Bronx, NY. This 89,000 square foot building is the second in a series of buildings located on the same block, sited between Elton Avenue and Melrose Avenue.
Funded through DHCR, each of the 88 units in the building will be affordable to residents making up to 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). The building includes more than 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, as well as a lobby, community space and a laundry room. The laundry room and community space look out onto a landscaped rear courtyard with recreational space and a play area for residents. The site is also located just down the block from a public park.
Because Parkview II is the second in a series of three Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC projects on the same block, its design is in conversation with the neighboring two projects. Much like on the Parkview I and III projects, special pre-cast stone medallions featuring a unique flower design-the other buildings have tree and leaf medallions, respectively, are used to highlight design details and express the natural theme of the projects.