Bronx Tow Pound

  • Neighborhood

    Mott Haven, Bronx
  • Use

    Mixed-Use Affordable Housing & Planning Study
  • Client

    • Community Access
  • Status

  • Size

    900,000 sf / 723 Units


UQ facilitated community engagement workshops in the South Bronx to help create a visioning document for a planned 4-acre redevelopment. The feedback from this outreach helped shape the firm's planning proposals which included over 1,000 affordable housing units, a youth recreation center, theater, commercial uses, and a manufacturing and design center.

Proposed Tow Pound Area

UQ conducted a planning study and zoning analysis for both parcels, which has the potential of netting over 700 affordable housing units, 93,500 square feet of commercial space, and provide the NYPD with an efficient and state-of-the-art tow pound facility on a new site. 

Our initial urban design scheme was presented to elected officials and city agencies which concluded with a positive response and a plan to move the project further towards development. 
UQ coordinated with Hester Street Collaborative to facilitate community visioning sessions with residents of Mott Haven.

Student rendering made at UNC-Charlotte School of Architecture 

This community feedback and input will guide us as we develop an updated proposal that will serve as the basis for further discussions and negotiations with the city over the final development plan. 

Site plan of one of the proposed development schemes