“Urban Health Plan is proud to be part of The Peninsula. We will be offering an innovative health and wellness center that encourages active living and incorporates nutrition, spirituality and stress reduction techniques."
Paloma Hernandez, President and CEO,
Urban Health Plan, Inc.
The Peninsula is a dramatic re-imagining of the former Spofford Youth Detention Facility into a vibrant, mixed-use campus, bringing together affordable housing, a health and wellness center, day care, artisanal food manufacturing, new film production studio, fresh food grocer, retail, arts and open space for the Hunts Point and larger South Bronx Community.
The project will Include 740 Units of 100% Affordable Housing and 170K SF of Recreational, Commercial and Light Industrial Space in the South Bronx.
By embedding living wage jobs in manufacturing and other growing sectors of the South Bronx economy, the project forges a new model in community development seeking to achieve synergies between good paying jobs, housing development, wellness, and open space creation.
The Peninsula is a three phase development consisting of five buildings including:
The Development Team is led by Gilbane Development Company, The Hudson Companies, Inc., and Mutual Housing Association of New York (MHANY) as Master Developer Partners.
The Design Team and consultants includes WXY Studios (WBE); BLA Associates (MBE); and EKLA, PLLC (W/MBE)
“The Point CDC is thrilled to be a part of the team selected to develop the Spofford site. We look forward to working with our partners and the community in planning a dynamic live-work campus in Hunts Point. Closing the dark chapter of Spofford Detention Center and creating a new future for the residents of Hunts Point is more than a symbolic act-- it is an affirmative step toward a clear and meaningful improvement in the quality of life for our community. This achievement is a testament to a decade of hard work and advocacy from Mothers on the Move and others in our area. We are proud to join with our friends and allies in saluting their efforts and realizing a new and compelling vision for Spofford, together.”
Maria Torres, Co-Founder & President,
The Point Community Development Corporation (CDC)
"We are thrilled about The Peninsula and its promise to bring much needed housing and economic development to Hunts Point. We look forward to the opportunity to connect graduates of our green jobs training program with living wage employment in construction and maintenance of The Peninsula. Sustainable South Bronx is a proud community partner of this innovative mixed-use project that will generate jobs and spark innovation in Hunts Point."
Jennifer Mitchell, Executive Director,
Sustainable South Bronx, a division of The HOPE Program
"BronxWorks is extremely excited to be part of The Peninsula project. This initiative is a game-changer for the southeast Bronx and our borough overall. It will create housing, community spaces, and employment opportunities that can serve as a model for economic and neighborhood development throughout the Bronx and across the city. We look forward to engaging area residents to help fill new positions, identify appropriate training programs, and provide job application screening assistance. BronxWorks is committed to helping individuals improve their economic and social wellbeing. The Peninsula is an excellent opportunity to help lift lives and build better futures."
Eileen Torres, Executive Director,