The area near Fordham University in the Bronx is poised to get a little more market-rate housing. Plans were filed earlier today to build an eight-story apartment building at 2180 Arthur Avenue in Belmont, in the northwestern part of the borough.
The development would grow at the corner of East 182nd Street, Arthur Avenue, and Adams Place, on an unusual curved corner. New building applications call for 46 apartments, spread across 30,412 square feet of residential space. Typical apartments would be a relatively small 660 square feet.
A recreation room and two apartments would fill the first floor, followed by seven units apiece on the second and third floors, six units each on the fourth through seventh floors, and seven units on the top floor.
The project would also include a 14-car parking lot, which is required by zoning.
The downside of developing here is that residents have to walk a mile to get to the closest subway stop, at 182nd-183rd Streets on the D train. The Long Island Railroad’s Tremont stop is slightly closer, at eight tenths of a mile away, but runs much less frequently than the subway.
Nush Sukaj, based nearby in Van Nest, is the developer. He’s working on a few other projects in the Bronx, including an eight-story development in Bedford Park and a 29-unit building in Mount Hope. Badaly Architects will be responsible for the design.
Sukaj’s LLC purchased the 7,800-square-foot property for $750,000 in July.
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