The City of Batavia is making strides towards its goal of developing 970 units of affordable housing along the Bronx River. This area is an ideal location for revitalization, as it offers a range of services such as recreational sites, health centers, food markets, library, and commercial and restaurant spaces. To accelerate the remodeling of existing buildings and create additional commercial and residential opportunities in the city center, the City of Batavia is utilizing the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). The DRI area is home to a variety of housing types, from single-family homes to townhouses and high-rise apartments.
The city is working with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to ensure that the needs of local neighborhoods and the goals of the entire city are reflected in the project. The funds will also create exciting new green spaces, such as the expansion of the Harlem River Greenway to the Bronx. The Bronx was the setting for the 1983 film Fuga dal Bronx, also known as Bronx Warriors 2 and Escape 2000. Co-op City was the first area in the Bronx and the first in New York, beyond Manhattan, to have its own cable television provider.
One element of the Passive House design is fresh filtered air for the building's residents, an important intervention considering that the South Bronx has one of the highest hospitalization rates for children with asthma in the country. The last decade has seen specific investments in environmental design, creation of places, tourist destinations, business innovation and transportation options that have prepared Rome for DRI projects. Bronx Community Board 9 recently voted 26 to 3 in favor of a plan to build three 24-story apartment buildings on Sheridan Boulevard 1460 to 1480 in Crotona Park East. The city rezoned this 30,000 square foot building to help developers achieve optimal density without overcrowding.
This project will create a space for teens to talk, do group studies, play and work independently on improved computers in their own dedicated area. Extending its impact from within to wider communities, 425 Grand Concourse committed to workforce participation by partnering with Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability from NYCHA REES. To regain trust from local communities who were attached to this historic site, Thomas Brown CEO of Trinity Financial said that they envisioned new land use to maximize public benefits from this site while providing much needed affordable housing throughout New York City.