City seeks developer to convert Bronx jail to affordable housing

1221 Spofford Avenue in the Bronx

1221 Spofford Avenue in the Bronx

The New York City Economic Development Corp. is seeking proposals for conversion of the former Spofford Youth Detention Center, a shuttered Bronx juvenile jail with a rough reputation.

Officials have said an ideal proposal would combine affordable housing and opportunities for jobs in the community, DNAinfo reported. The detention center has been closed since 2011. (more…)

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