Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC

New York, NY


St. Augustine Family Housing

St. Augustine Apartments, a new affordable and supportive multi-family building in the Bronx. On the site of the demolished St. Augustine’s Church, this new development will fit seamlessly into the context of the neighborhood, as the church did. The massing will run north to south following the foot print of the old church. The highest portion will face south, characterized by glazed elevator lobbies which provide spectacular views during the day and become a beacon light at night. An iconic compliment to the adjacent brick buildings and the beautiful armory nearby, the building will add 112 residential units to the neighborhood.

The main entrance, lobby, management office, mail room and 10 apartment units will occupy the ground floor, additional units spread throughout the other floors. A large portion of the ground floor fronting Fulton Avenue will include supportive housing offices, the community/multi-use room and laundry. The ground floor will receive direct daylight and have access to a landscaped front yard including a playground for resident children. Below grade space will include bike storage and mechanical rooms.

The building will be enrolled in the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program (MPP). As a NYC HPD funded project, it will comply with the Enterprise Green Communities certification program.


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Status: Built
Location: Bronx, NY, US
Firm Role: Architect