Magnusson Architecture + Planning Announce Construction of “The Bryant,” A 100% Affordable-Housing Development in the Bronx

Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) recently announced the start of construction for The Bryant, a 62-unit affordable and supportive development in the Bronx. This is MAP’s second collaboration with the nonprofit developer New Destiny Housing, which will also provide support services on-site that foster housing stability. All 62 units will be affordable to low-income households; and 37 will be reserved for families coming from New York City’s domestic violence shelters. According to New Destiny, at least 30% of families using New York City Shelters are fleeing domestic abuse.

Designed to create a safe, stable community for all tenants, The Bryant will offer several spaces for shared use including, a multi-purpose room for resident meetings and events, a children’s room, a landscaped backyard with a children’s play area, a laundry room, and a library overlooking a green roof. Large windows will fill apartment interiors with natural light, making the homes calming, restorative and inspiriting.

On-site services provided by New Destiny Housing are funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative and are tailored to the needs of domestic violence survivors and their children. Services will include safety planning, counseling, job readiness assistance, financial planning, and children and family programming to help families heal and move forward with their lives.

The building will meet the requirements of Enterprise Green Communities with EPA Energy Star Multifamily High Riser Program compliance.

Funding for The Bryant is provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York City Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Authority, Hudson Housing Capital, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and the Corporation for Supportive Housing.