Organization Name: Radson Development
Project Title: Creston Parkview
Project Location: Fordham, Bronx
Creston Parkview is a new affordable, multi-family, mixed-use building in Fordham Manor, Bronx. The design will incorporate passive house construction techniques bringing a healthy, and high-performance building to a prominent corner site across from Saint James Park.
The 189 unit mixed-use building will be 100% affordable housing for a mixed-income population. The design maximizes the building’s spectacular location, and sun exposure, with many apartments and each elevator lobby overlooking Saint James Park through large north-facing windows. The massing emphasizes the prominent corner location with a “tower” that drops down to private roof terraces along Webster Avenue and 191st Street. A combination of Manganese Iron spot brick and fiber cement panels at the upper, stepped back floors, comprise the modern façade. Designed for energy efficiency the building will exceed code requirements will achieve Enterprise Green Communities certification. Environmentally friendly features will include improved indoor air quality, water conserving fixtures, a high performance envelope (dual glazed windows, R-16 continuous insulation on exterior walls, and advanced air sealing strategies), energy star appliances, and LED lighting throughout.
Resident amenities include a community room and an exercise room which both open up onto a landscaped roof terrace on the 2nd floor. A laundry room with a children’s play space will be provided on the ground floor facing Creston Avenue. A 7,300-square-foot community center will occupy the ground floor and embrace a connection to pedestrian traffic through generous storefront windows. Tenants will also benefit from a landscaped interior courtyard.
Magnusson Architecture and Planning is a creative design firm based in New York City. For over 30 years MAP has been creating thriving and sustainable communities through excellence in design and planning. MAP is an award-winning, comprehensive firm specializing in the design and planning of large scale residential and mixed use developments, educational, sacred and civic spaces. Radson Development is a leader of affordable development in New York, expanding family values to enhance local communities. We maximize our extensive collaborative experience in construction, engineering, and business to enhance the quality of life for residents and instill pride in their neighborhoods. Our passion for improving budding communities inspires our investment in development and leading edge construction. Through innovative planning, premier technology and environmentally conscious design, we offer premium features and amenities affordably.