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A New Live-Work Campus in Hunts Point

The Peninsula is a dramatic re-imagining of the former Spofford Juvenile Detention Facility into a vibrant, mixed-use campus and a light industrial building home to small start-up and growing manufacturing businesses, featuring a health and wellness center, fresh food grocer, affordable housing for the Hunts Point neighborhood, and a live-work community for the South Bronx tech and creative sectors.

The plans for The Peninsula came directly from the ideas, concepts, needs, desires and visions of the residents that live, work and are impacted daily with what happens on the Hunts Point Peninsula.

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740 units of 100% affordable housing

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Open Space

52,000+ sq ft of publicly accessible open space

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50,000 sq ft of light industrial space

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Community Facilty

53,500 sq ft of community facility space

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15,000 sq ft of commercial space


740 Units of 100% Affordable Housing

Upon completion, the block from Tiffany Street to Manida Street along Spofford Avenue will be home to 740 residential studio, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments affordable to individuals and families within a wide range of incomes – and a commitment to providing housing affordable to residents of Hunts Point and the surrounding community.

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Light Industrial

50,000 sq ft of Light Industrial Space

The cornerstone and key component of The Peninsula is the light industrial building at the corner of Tiffany and Spofford; transitioning the industrial Hunts Point community to the residential.

Hunts Point

The majority of the Hunts Point Peninsula is dominated by one of the largest wholesale food markets and distribution centers in the world. Among this concentrated cluster of industry and light manufacturing, Hunts Point is also home to a stable residential population of over 12,000 people.

Hunts Point

A Home to Artists & Entrepreneurs

Hunts Point is home to the largest food distribution center in the country – known as the bread basket of America – home to over 12,000 New Yorkers and a center of creativity including artists and entrepreneurs. Historically, the residents of Hunts Point have faced many challenges, with over 40 percent of the neighborhood’s population living below the poverty line, double the rate of New York City as a whole and 1.3 times greater than the Bronx.

The Latest Press

City and Development Partners Announce the Groundbreaking of Phase Two of The Peninsula, a 100 Percent Affordable Mixed-Use Development in the Bronx, NY

The Peninsula will bring 740 permanently affordable homes, 10,720 square feet of retail space, 52,300 community space, and 57,000 square feet of open space to the Hunts Point neighborhood 

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City and Development Partners Close on Phase Two of The Peninsula, a 100% Affordable Mixed-Use Development in the Bronx, NY

Overall project will bring 740 permanently affordable homes, 10,720 square feet of retail space, 52,300 community space and 57,000 square feet of open space to the Hunts Point neighborhood

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NYC Mayor Adams, officials unveil low-income housing where South Bronx juvenile jail once stood

“The site of a South Bronx juvenile jail where Mayor Adams was once incarcerated as a teen will now serve as affordable housing for Bronx residents…”

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Mayor Adams Opens Affordable Homes on Former Site of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center, Where he was Once Held

First Residential Building of New Mixed-Use Development Includes 183 Deeply Affordable Homes and Cultural Arts Center, With Studio Space for Emerging Artists

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Affordable Housing On Former Site Of Spofford Juvenile Detention Center

“New York City Mayor Adams today opened 183 deeply affordable homes and a cultural arts center…”

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City Council Approves The Peninsula, A Vibrant Live-Work Campus In The South Bronx

“The City Council unanimously passed the vote 48-0”

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Council paves way for conversion of Bronx jail into mixed-use development

“Hudson Companies is one of the project’s developers”

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Bronx juvenile detention center will be reborn as affordable housing

“The redevelopment will have more than 700 affordable apartments, along with community spaces”

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Lawmakers OK conversion of jail to affordable-housing and mixed-use facility

“The development will go by the name The Peninsula

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The Bronx Is Building

“The Peninsula enjoys widespread community support”

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