Proposed 8 story – 65 apartment mixed-use building
(by Delargent Design Architecture, PC)
Delargent Design’s latest project, a building named “Solares del Sur” for its location in a mainly Spanish speaking neighborhood, is the answer to affordable housing badly needed throughout New York City. It consists of 65 apartments, and 3 retail stores.
Conceived to comply with all of the NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) guidelines, this economical, energy efficient, and yet handsome development, will rejuvenate and bring life to an otherwise dark and dull area in the Bronx, New York. With commercial spaces at the ground floor, and well designed 0 to 3 bedroom apartments above, the building provides people in need of a 2nd chance in life.
The main structure is made out of steel, with a concrete on metal deck floor system. The exterior materials used are 2-tone brick & precast concrete panels. Both are widely used in the surrounding area, therefore making our building consistent with the existing urban fabric.
Some of the amenities included in the building are energy efficient mechanical systems, water conserving plumbing fixtures, energy saving lighting fixtures, exercise room, game room, recycling area, laundry room, and a green terrace full of planting for tenants to take care of. All front facing apartments have sound attenuating triple glazed windows for noise reduction (there’s an elevated train running along the street at front).
Parking is provided at the rear of the building.
The well lit commercial spaces at the ground floor, offer lively and inviting shopping areas, designed to attract customers that would not venture to walk in the otherwise dark and dull block.
“Solares del Sur” will certainly benefit the needs of the city, as well as those of a neighborhood that tries to grow and improve its image.