This “Park Square” project proposes construction on the former home of the Mulford Gardens public housing project. It forms part of the larger 12 acre Mulford Gardens Hope VI Revitalization Project. The parcel includes 36, 50, and 56 St. Joseph Ave., 1, 6, 7, 10 Cavalli Circle, and 55 Vineyard Ave. This 3.88 acre parcel represents the remaining Hope VI property. Former owner, the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers (MHACY), transferred the land to the City in 2019.
About the proposal
Titan’s proposal presents a six story building, featuring 340 apartments, 420 parking spaces, and 20,000 square feet of commercial space. Within this mix, there will be 198 studios and 142 one bedroom apartments.
The structure would comprise four residential stories atop two parking levels and ground floor commercial space. The commercial space sits at the intersection of Loehr Place and St. Joseph Avenue, ensuring convenience for residents and visitors.
A notable feature is the inclusion of a landscaped plaza on the first floor rooftop. This will provide a green space for residents in the otherwise concrete landscape of that area. Additionally, the project boasts a “green” roof designed to capture and direct stormwater into an underground detention system.
The lower parking level will be accessible from Loehr Place and contain around 180 spaces-100 for residents and 80 for commercial use. The second parking level from St. Joseph Avenue will cater exclusively to building residents with 240 spaces. Titan is also planning to create 18 additional on-street public parking spaces on Loehr Place.
The path to approval for this development has been a series of significant milestones. On September 3rd, the City Council granted a special permit for the Planned Urban Redevelopment (PUR) mixed-use project. Prior to this, they had already modified the Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Master Plan to accommodate the project.
With the project gaining traction, Titan’s proposal represents a significant step toward the revitalization of the Ashburton Avenue corridor. The upcoming site plan approval process will be closely watched by the community and stakeholders alike, as the development progresses.