Construction Underway on $189M Affordable Development in Morris Heights
Construction has begun on a $189-million affordable housing development in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. Starhill Phase I will feature 326 affordable apartments, including 200 homes with supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Starhill Phase I will consist of a 14-story multifamily building and a connected one-story amenity building. The two-acre site was occupied by a former hospital being used as a residential treatment center, which has since been demolished. The mixed-use development was made possible through the 2018 Jerome Corridor Rezoning.
The new building will include 200 apartments reserved for single adults experiencing homelessness with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. The remaining apartments will be reserved for households earning between 30% and 80% of the area median income.
The developers for Starhill Phase I are Bronx Pro Group and Services for the Underserved. Phase II is expected to include approximately 244 additional affordable and supportive apartments.
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Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).