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For Immediate Release
Contact : (212) 306-3322
Date: January 28, 2003

Soundview Houses in the Bronx Getting Major Grounds Upgrade

Soundview Houses in the Bronx will be getting completely revamped grounds under a $1,700,000 contract recently awarded by the Board of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

The contract calls for replacing existing asphalt and concrete pavements, curbs, walls, steps, fencing, ramps and curb cuts and also installing new 3-foot and 6-foot steel bar fencing with single and double gates surrounding the lawn areas. New handrails as well as brick piers and pavers for planting will also be installed.

"This undertaking will help transform Soundview Houses, making it a better place to not only live, but a place where residents will be able to better enjoy the spaces surrounding the buildings," NYCHA's Chairman Tino Hernandez said. "This type of improvement makes for a safer environment for our residents for generations to come. It is a great investment," he added.

The contract was awarded to Reet Construction Corporation and is expected to take one year to complete once work begins.

Soundview Houses in the Soundview section has 1,255 apartments with an estimated 3,291 residents in 13 seven-story buildings. The 26.29-acre complex was completed December 31, 1954 and is bordered by Soundview Park, Bronx River, LaCombe and Rosedale Avenues.