600 East 179th Street (formerly 2016 Arthur Avenue) is a nine-story affordable senior housing complex coming to the Tremont neighborhood of The Bronx. The facility will focus on environmental awareness and managing physical health.
The 95-foot tall structure will yield 140,420 square feet for residential use. 176 rental apartments will be created, all of which will let at affordable rates for seniors. Units range in size from studios to one-bedrooms.
Residents will have access to a live-in super, laundry, bicycle storage, a greenhouse for gardening, and a passive outdoor recreation space on the ground floor. An eighth-floor lounge will include several more amenities. This will include a reading room, arts and crafts space, a computer room, fitness center, and two outdoor terraces. 8,000 square feet of open space will be available for residents, along with an indoor greenhouse for growing vegetables and herbs. A teaching kitchen will be included to engage residents with the facility. Two setbacks will create over 4,000 square feet of terraces on the eighth floor, easily accessible for seniors in wheelchairs, and creating yet more planting space.