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The first phase of The Peninsula, a redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, includes 183 affordable apartments

Mayor Adams Cuts Ribbon on First Phase of Spofford Center Redevelopment 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams cut the ribbon Thursday on the first residential building at The Peninsula, a redevelopment of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Center in the Bronx. Adams was held at the center when he was 15 years old. 

The opening of the first phase brings 183 affordable apartments out of an eventual 740 units. When completed, it will also include an early childhood education center, recreational and community facilities, commercial space including a supermarket and open space. 

“Today is a new day for Hunts Point and so many young people who were traumatized at Spofford,” said Adams. “I went from being a detainee here to becoming the mayor who is working to transform it.” 

The Peninsula project team includes Gilbane Development Company, The Hudson Companies and MHANY Management. The project was designed collaboratively by WXY Architecture + Urban Design and Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners. 


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