A mix of commercial/industrial uses will anchor the campus of The Peninsula, with a concentration of businesses in food and beverage manufacturing, film production, and the creative sector. Tenants will include a state-of-the art film and television studio, a local craft brewery and event space, a consumer bank and small business lender, a local catering company serving Hunts Points businesses and beyond, a wholesale bread baker, and more.
Ground floor food manufacturing will activate the Tiffany Street/Spofford Avenue corner, while also consolidating truck loading/unloading on Tiffany in a single commercial zone that aligns with current truck routes.
The development plan supports living wage job creation, as well as business incubation in emerging sectors
*NOTE: Tenants are subject to change.
The Peninsula seeks to:
New housing at The Peninsula will serve and support a diverse community with a range of amenities and communal outdoor spaces to promote networking and interaction among neighbors within the development and the larger Hunts Point area. The unit mix for The Peninsula includes a wide range of unit sizes and affordability.
The Peninsula is a dramatic re-imagining of the former Spofford Youth Detention Facility into a vibrant, mixed-use campus and artisanal food manufacturing cluster, featuring a health and wellness center, fresh food grocer, new film production studio, affordable housing for the Hunts Point neighborhood, and a live-work community for the South Bronx tech and creative sectors.
The Peninsula is comprised of a 5 building, 3 phase project that includes:
Urban Health Plan, a lead community sponsor of The Peninsula, plans to provide quality primary and specialty health care services and offer a wellness program informed by physical activity, nutritional counseling, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques. Encouraging a culture of wellness by engaging tenants and their families in a menu of wellness activities and special events to promote physical activity and healthy eating is a goal of the development team and its partners. Principal elements of the planned Health and Wellness cluster include:
The Peninsula seeks to engage a broad and diverse group of long-time community stakeholders, including local businesses, community-based organizations, artists, tech workers, and educators, to collaboratively craft a project that leverages local assets already in place, celebrates the life and cultures of Hunts Point, and strengthens growing sectors of the local economy.
The project development team has committed to a 35% MWBE goal. Additionally, the development team will participate in HireNYC, a free NYCEDC program that connects the City's workforce development services to various projects. HireNYC focuses on permanent jobs and retaining a portion of those hires.
The Peninsula campus will also offer community development and education resources through a higher-education space, and a new and expanded Day Care Program space. The campus will include: