sgva wins SARA award

Tres Puentes was recognized with an Award of Merit at this year’s SARA National Design Awards ceremony.

Named after its neighboring bridges, Tres Puentes is a wellness-focused, two-building, 174-unit affordable housing development for seniors which includes a senior center, clinic and pharmacy and is connected by gardens to the recently renovated Borinquen Court in Mott Haven, transforming the site into a vibrant home for hundreds of aging New Yorkers.

Join us at Gowanus Open Studios

Please visit us during this year’s Gowanus Arts Open Studios event, Saturday, October 16-Sunday, October 17, 12-6 p.m both days. SGVA’s office will be open, and you’ll be able to see some of our most recent and ongoing projects, as well as artwork by SGVA staff. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood and art/creative communities, and get to know us! We hope you’ll come by.

affordable housing lottery is now open for SGVA’s Garnet Building

The housing lottery for the SGVA-designed Garnet Building (1620 Fulton St.) is now open! 103 affordable housing/middle income units in Bed-Stuy: one block from Fulton Park, 1.5 blocks from the A and C trains at the Utica Avenue station; a 24-hour attended lobby, landscaped outdoor terrace, fitness center, children’s playroom and washing/drying facilities on each floor. Read more here.

Tres Puentes Senior Apartments opens its doors in Mott Haven

City and State officials today announced the opening of Tres Puentes Senior Apartments, a $117.7 million affordable senior housing development that is continuing revitalization efforts in the South Bronx. The development includes 175 apartments for seniors and individuals with special needs and 10,000 square feet of health-orientated commercial and community space, and expands the existing Borinquen Court Senior Center that provides services for residents and neighborhood seniors. Read the full article here.

AIA Day of Service

On Saturday, May 18, AIA New York held its second-annual Day of Service. Five groups of volunteers helped to bring ideas to life for nonprofit organizations around New York City. Leading up to this special day were months of behind-the-scenes planning, design, and coordination on behalf of the many architecture firms and teams leading these projects.

See full article here.

Tres Puentes: prototype for the new Housing+ initiative

Mayor Bill De Blasio held a news event at the site of Tres Puentes and Borinquen Court on January 16, 2019 to celebrating the financing of 34,160 affordable homes last year. To celebrate this historic milestone, the Mayor visited Tres Puentes, a new senior housing development financed through HPD’s Senior Affordable Rental Apartments program. These 175 new affordable apartments for seniors, including 53 formerly homeless seniors, were constructed on what had been a parking lot and underused space next to Borinquen Court, a 145-apartment federal Housing and Urban Development 202 senior project that the City previously preserved. This project is the prototype for the new Housing+ initiative proposed as part of HNY 2.0. See the full article here.