Hebrew Home to build 300 senior housing units

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, the Bronx nursing home, announced plans to build a 300-unit independent living residence complex for seniors, Bronx Press Politics reported.

The complex — four mid-rise towers of four to eight stories, each with one- and-two-bedroom apartment units — will be built on a 14-acre plot that Hebrew Home purchased in November 2011 for $16 million from the Passionist Fathers of Riverdale. Upon completion, the facility will be the first in the city to offer a continuing care retirement community, with amenities including including fitness and wellness centers, spiritual enrichment areas, dining areas and concierge services.

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“The main philosophy of the concepts that we’re developing have to do with what the older adults want today,” said Daniel Reingold, president and CEO of Hebrew Home, “which is more independent living with supported services available as needed, rather than an institutionalized environment.”

The Hebrew Home will add three stories to the Goldfein building as part of the plan. A below-grade parking structure for 340 cars is also slated for construction under the tower. [Bronx Press Politics] – Hiten Samtani