13 Oct '11, 12pm

Awesome!!! The spectacular 'green way' to build affordable housing

Awesome!!! The spectacular 'green way' to build affordable housing

Via Verde (“Green Way” in Spanish) is a new mixed-income, mixed-use development nearing completion in a once-severely disinvested area of the South Bronx. It will provide affordable housing, but it is like no other affordable housing development you have seen. It is much, much better. First, the basics: Via Verde will provide 151 rental apartments affordable to qualifying low-income households and 71 co-op ownership units affordable to middle-income households. The latter comprise a diversity of types including single-family townhomes, duplex units, and live-work units with a first floor work/office space. There will also be 9,500 square feet of retail and community space. The 1.5-acre site is in the Melrose neighborhood (near another wonderful project, the LEED-ND-certified Melrose Commons ) with access to mass transit and other urban amenities. What makes the project not...

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