Plaza de los Angeles
105 (35 Townhouses)
35 Ownership units
70 Rental Units
Plaza de los Angeles is a series of three-family townhouses built under the New York City Housing Partnership program and sponsored by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. These townhouses were the first new homes developed in the Melrose Commons Urban Renewal Area.
The 4 blocks on which the townhouses are built are located on the East and West sides of Elton Avenue between East 156th and East 159th Streets. One of the first development projects in Melrose Commons, these buildings were designed to create a new context for future development.
The buildings are 4-story, brick-clad, block and plank construction with a duplex owner's unit on the first and second floors and a rental unit on each of the other two. Taking advantage of the slope on the sites, the buildings have a three-story presence along Elton Avenue, with the lowest level of the buildings opening onto the yards and parking in the rear.
In 2000, this project won a Design Citation from the Boston Society of Architects / AIA Housing Awards program.