New Destiny Holds Ribbon Cutting for The Corden

A new residential building in the Bronx opens, expanding affordable housing for the community.

November 19, 2021

The Corden, a new multi-family development in the Foxhurst neighborhood of New York City’s Bronx borough, recently celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The New Destiny Housing Corporation development provides 62 safe and affordable housing units for families made homeless by domestic violence.

Guests and speakers at the event included New Destiny’s Executive Director Nicole Banca, Senior Director of Real Estate Richard Conley, Director of Housing Development Joan Beck, New York State Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin, New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca, Jr., New York State Assembly Member Kenny Burgos, and VHB’s project team. A commemorative plaque honoring Carol Corden, the building’s namesake, for her outstanding leadership and dedication to creating new homes for New Yorkers in need was unveiled as part of the program.

The ribbon cutting follows VHB’s partnership with New Destiny in transforming the previously contaminated site into safe, affordable housing. Our team investigated and mitigated environmental contaminants during construction and worked closely with New Destiny to navigate the necessary regulatory requirements specific to local, state, and federal environmental review processes.

Corner view of The Corden in the Bronx’s Foxhurst neighborhood. Bryan Murty and event attendees at the ribbon cutting. Officials cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the opening of The Corden.