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This mixed-use development in the Foxhurst area of the Bronx sits on a gentle slope a block from the elevated trains, on the northeast corner of Home and Simpson Streets. Formerly occupied by a single-story church, this new building will house 72 apartments ranging from studios to 3 bedroom units arranged above and around a new 2-story church space. With double-height windows lighting the sanctuary, the new St. Peter’s Deliverance Church will anchor the corner of the site, expanding its space to include offices, and a full-service kitchen alongside a 2nd story Fellowship Hall. The 72 apartments will provide new homes for formerly homeless tenants, who will be supported by program offices on the first floor facing Simpson Street. Amenities include a landscaped rear yard, recreation room and lounge as well as a sunlit 5th floor green terrace providing views of the surrounding areas of the Bronx.

The long wing of the building along Simpson Street is clad in brick, employing abstract projected brick rows between windows to break up the weight of the 7 story facade. The corner section, featuring the church space, has a contrasting rainscreen facade with irregularly patterned panels that provide a lively counterpoint to the brick, denoting the change in function and highlighting the church’s presence to passers-by. One of the larger buildings in the area, the colors and textures of the facade, and the terraced massing nod to its lower-rise neighbors, seeking to respond to them rather than overwhelm.

The building was designed with rising energy costs in mind, utilizing a VRF system in all spaces paired with an energy recovery ventilator than reuses the tempered exhaust air, lowering the amount of energy required to heat and cool the building. Windows are unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) framed, set within a cavity wall system to optimize thermal resistance, beneath a combination cool roof/green roof system.

  • Location

    1210 Simpson Street
    Bronx, NY

  • Client

    HELP USA
    St. Peter’s Deliverance Ministries Church
    CMC Development Group

  • Agency

    NYC HPD
    NYS HCR

  • Year Completed

    2022 (anticipated)

  • Cost

    ~$21 million

  • Team

    Apex Building Group
    LMW Engineering Group, LLC
    Johnson & Urban, LLC
    Krypton Engineering, PLLC
    Liz Farrell Landscape Architecture, PLLC
    BMB Building Consultant Inc.

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