St. Augustine Family Housing, a new affordable and supportive multi-family building in the Bronx. On the site of the demolished St. Augustine’s Church, this new development fits seamlessly into the context of the neighborhood, as the church did. The massing runs north to south following the footprint of the old church. The highest mass faces south, characterized by glazed elevator lobbies which provide spectacular views during the day and become a beacon light at night. An iconic modern complement to the surrounding brick buildings and the beautiful armory nearby, the St. Augustine Family Housing will add 112 affordable residential apartments to the Morrisania neighborhood of the Bronx.
The main entrance, lobby, management office, mail room and 10 apartment units will occupy the ground floor, additional units spread throughout the other floors. A large portion of the ground floor fronting Fulton Avenue will include supportive housing offices, the community/multi-use room and laundry. The ground floor will receive direct daylight and have access to a landscaped front yard including a playground for resident children. Below grade space will include bike storage and mechanical rooms.
The building will be enrolled in the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). As a NYC HPD funded project, it will comply with the Enterprise Green Communities certification program.