986 East 181st Street Apartments

Located one block away from the Bronx Zoo, this new 6-story residence with cellar is nestled in a quiet section of the West Farms area of the Bronx on East 181st Street. It was developed by Westhab in partnership with L+M Development Partners, the building houses 40 affordable units in a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.  The site is within easy walking distance of local shopping and public transportation. 


The building façade materials are classic, consisting of cast stone and brick detailed in a contemporary vernacular to provide a warm and inviting effect.  The outdoor recreation space at the rear yard exemplifies the design’s responsiveness to the rocky site by means of terraced levels interlaced with stairs and ramps with excavated boulders integrated into the landscape design.  Other building amenities include a Community Room that opens onto the rear yard as well as laundry facilities.

986 East 181st Street
Bronx, NY
Cost: 8,470,000
Completed: 2011
cavity insulation, low-VOC paints, native plants, energy star appliances and lighting, low-flow fixtures, IRMA roof system with low-albedo ballast
Project Credits
L+M Development Partners
LMW Engineering Group
Rodkin Cardinale Consulting Engineers, P.C.
Steven Winter Associates