Trinity - Rev. William M. James Senior Complex
The United Methodist City Society and Bronx Pro Developers invite the clergy and laity of the churches that comprise the City Society (LIE, LIW, Metropolitan, NY-CT) to join us at the official “Blessing of the Construction” of the new Trinity-Rev. William M. James Senior Complex.
Bishop Bickerton, members of the Board of Directors of the Society, cabinet members, the Bronx Pro staff and the Magistro family with our funders and some politicians will join in the special prayer ceremony at 166th and Washington Avenue in the Morrisania section of the Bronx.
A reception will follow in one of the Bronx Pro buildings on the block.
The Trinity-James project is a joint venture between the City Society and Bronx Pro. The new 12-story apartment building containing 154 affordable homes for senior citizens some of whom are formerly incarcerated individuals. This $88 million development will be funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI), bond financing, and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
When construction finishes in fall 2021, the Trinity-James Building will include 47 studio units for formerly incarcerated seniors and 106 apartments—73 studios and 33 one-bedrooms—for seniors, in addition to a superintendent’s unit. All of the apartments will be reserved for individuals and families earning 60% of the area median income or less. The building will also include community space, an exercise room, an indoor greenhouse, a garden, and an outdoor gym. The property will be designed to
meet the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and the guidelines set by the ENERGY STAR Multifamily High-Rise Program.
Architectural elements and stained glass of the former Trinity Church will be placed throughout the building. We also hope to have a United Methodist presence in the building in the 5,600 sq. ft. of the building that is available for special leasing.
The Fortune Society will operate a social services space in the building and provide support for the formerly incarcerated residents, including on-site counseling, peer support to assist with re-entry and recovery, and case managers to help tenants remain stably housed and healthy.
The City Society is very proud to be a partner is the mission driven development. We hope that members of our United Methodist Churches will join us.