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World's largest market-rate, Phius Design-certified multifamily high-rise begins leasing

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World's largest market-rate, Phius Design-certified multifamily high-rise begins leasing

42 Broad brings 249 sustainable luxury apartments to New York's Westchester County.

By Quinn Purcell, Managing Editor | July 25, 2023
42 Broad rooftop patio amenity
42 Broad's rooftop lawn overlooking Mt Vernon. Photo © Katherine Marks, courtesy 42 Broad

Earlier this month, leasing launched for the world's largest market-rate, Phius-certified multifamily high-rise, 42 Broad. The structure has achieved Phius Passive House Design Certification and brings nearly 250 luxury apartments to Mount Vernon, N.Y.

The units at 42 Broad provide efficient Energy Star appliances, spa-inspired bathrooms, and nine-foot ceilings. Select penthouse suites come with upscaled fixtures, Manhattan skyline views, and real wood cabinetry. All 249 units feature efficient HVAC systems and filtered air ventilation.

Phius-standard features

42 Broad achieved the Phius+ 2015 Passive Building Standards for multifamily residences. This Phius (Passive House Institute US) standard represents a "sweet spot" for aggressive decarbonization and energy reduction, while remaining cost-effective. Overall, buildings that adhere to Phius standards offer occupants a more comfortable environment.

Luxury new Phius-certified apartment living room
Residence living room at 42 Broad. Photo © Katherine Marks, courtesy 42 Broad

The 42 Broad project team believes the 16-story building will use up to 80% less energy for heating and cooling. This comes in large part from its high performance windows, Passive House insulation, and smart building systems that monitor energy usage. What this means for residents is a comfortable living temperature, healthy indoor air, lower utility bills, and superior sound reduction.

Design architect Perkins Eastman aimed to appeal to a variety of prospective renters looking for a sustainable luxury home. 42 Broad also comes with more than 20,000 sf of programmed amenities in addition to its selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom units.

"We believe the homes will appeal to renters from all walks of life, including empty nesters looking to downsize and young professionals seeking more living space in close proximity to Manhattan," said Mark Alexander, Co-founder and Principal, Alexander Development Group.

Programmed amenities at 42 Broad

Gym room at 42 Broad, Phius-certified apartment complex
Fully-equipped fitness center. Photo © Katherine Marks, courtesy 42 Broad

The amenities at 42 Broad are designed for those who "work, entertain, get fit, and let loose." Community luxuries include a zen garden courtyard, coworking spaces, a fully equipped gym, and library. It even provides services from dog walking to valet dry cleaning. Concierge services are managed by Bozzuto’s nationally-recognized property management division.

Other amenities include electric car charging stations, bike storage, a roof deck with outdoor kitchens, large community room, and pet grooming stations.

42 Broad was "designed with momentum in mind." The residence sits three blocks from New York's Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line, offering quick access to nearby locations. It will also bring retail space to the building's ground floor later this year.

Rendering of 42 Broad Phius-certified apartment complex
42 Broad exterior and heated three-season pool with shaded pergolas. Renderings courtesy 42 Broad

On the Building Team:
Owner: J.P. Morgan
Owner/Developers: Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization
Architect: Perkins Eastman
Architect of Record: Stuart Lachs
Structural Engineer: De Simone Consulting Engineering
MEP Engineer: Sideris Kefalas Engineers P.C. Consulting Engineers
Phius-Certified Verifier: Jamison Hill
General Contractor: Banta Homes Corp.

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