U.S. developer Jonathan F.P. Rose, known for raising the bar for low-income housing, was recently awarded the Urban Land Institute’s “Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development”.
Rose is renowned for creating affordable housing that is socially, environmentally, and economically responsible, while improving the well-being of residents. His New York-based company, founded more than 30 years ago, is one of the largest acquirers of affordable housing in the United States.
All tolled, Jonathan Rose Companies has developed more than 100 low-income housing “communities of opportunities”, each one offering on-site social, health, and educational services. Notable projects to date include Via Verde in the South Bronx, which consists of 222 low- and middle-income households, an in-house medical clinic, fitness centre, and community garden with fresh produce.
His forthcoming Sendero Verde in East Harlem will house more than 700 families, including those formerly homeless. The property will provide on-site social services, occupational therapy, computer access, and a 20,000 square-foot courtyard.
About the Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
The ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development is the most prestigious and respected award in the land use planning and development community. The $100,000 prize, which ULI awards annually, spotlights individuals and organizations that have been on the cutting edge, employing innovative processes, techniques, strategies, and insights to encourage and achieve the highest quality in development practices and policies at the global, national, or local levels.
Rose will be hosting a conversation on October 12, 2021, at ULI’s annual Fall Meeting. Attendees can participate either virtually or in-person in Chicago.