25 Mar 24

The Motto shapes the city’s fabric

The Motto, our recently completed project in Mott Haven is playing a part in an exciting new chapter of development and revitalization for an area of New York that was pivotal in shaping the city’s art and culture scene.

The sleek 24-story tower pays homage to the area’s unique history and character through an active collaboration with local artists and businesses.

Woods Bagot Principal Matthew Stephenson, revealed that artists from the area greatly contributed to the building and adding value to the city fabric. “With The Motto, as with all our projects, it’s important that we’re not just sensitive to, but an active part of the local community. We were fortunate to partner with an ownership team that has been engaged in the South Bronx and Harlem for many years, so it was a welcomed ownership expectation to incorporate local artists into the final design,” he shared.

Matthew expresses the importance of the building’s design strategy in relating to neighbors passing by on a daily basis, including retail on the ground floor and accessible amenities to not only the residents but to the neighborhood. He notes, “It’s important to us that the building is a part of the city fabric and encourages the pedestrians to move not only past it, but through it as it becomes part of the South Bronx context.”

“The building has partnered with several local businesses to be a part of the welcome package that all new residents receive upon move in. The continued collaborations and fostering of relationships within the community has made The Motto a great addition to Mott Haven.”

Learn more about how the South Bronx skyline is transforming and how The Motto has become a part of the city fabric in Aspire.

The Motto’s lobby.

Pictured in the game room, mural by Alex Alpert displaying linework incorporating Bronx landmarks, New York icons and some of the project team.

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Agna Brayshaw
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