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Green housing for seniors opens on Bronx convent land

May 02, 2011 10:46AM

Serviam Gardens at 323 East 198th Street

A new green affordable housing development will open tomorrow at 323 East 198th Street in place of St. Mary’s Hall Convent in the Bedford section of the Bronx. The convent shuttered almost 20 years ago.  It will join the convent and the Academy of Mount St. Ursula, a 150-year-old girls’ school sharing the land.

The 243-unit project, called Serviam Gardens, is the work of Ursuline Bedford Park Community, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation, and Enterprise Community Partners and will serve low- and moderate-income seniors. Built according to Enterprise Green Communities criteria, it cost around $68 million.

The property features a garden, designed by top firm Robin Key Landscape Architecture, in which residents may grow their own produce. TRD

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