Douglaston Tops Off First Phase of Bronx Affordable Near Botanical Garden Grounds
Douglaston Development topped out the first phase of a two-phase, mixed-use project located at 2856 Webster Ave. in the Bronx, adjacent to The New York Botanical Garden’s (NYBG) 250-acre grounds. Levine Builders, the general contracting and construction management affiliate of Douglaston Development, is leading project construction.
Upon completion of Phase I in March 2023 2856 Webster Ave. will deliver 188 residences of affordable senior housing, along with a 12,000-square-foot Cherry Valley Marketplace and onsite social services for residents in partnership with Fordham Bedford Community Services. Phase II, located at 410 Bedford Park Blvd., will deliver affordable rental units for families and ground-floor retail space.
“We look forward to continuing our work alongside all project and community partners as we bring Phase I to fruition and embark upon Phase II,” said Jeffrey E. Levine, founder and chairman of Douglaston Development. Douglaston entered into a 99-year lease with NYBG in 2020.
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