Yesterday was a busy day for permits in the west central Bronx. First, plans were filed for a supportive housing development in Crotona Park East, and then new building applications surfaced for a seven-story market-rate project a few blocks north in West Farms.
The building would reach 66 feet into the air on a vacant lot between East 180th and 181st Streets, just south of Bronx Park. It would have 21 apartments spread across 14,725 of residential space, yielding rental-sized average units of 701 square feet. The building appears to be market-rate, like a few other small apartment buildings planned nearby in Crotona Park East.
The first floor would have a lobby and 650 feet of recreation space, and the next four floors would hold four units each, topped by a full-floor apartment on the top floor and a shared roof deck. The project would also include six parking spots, which is slightly more than zoning requires.
The developer is listed as Lush Martini, and the architect is Badaly Architects, a Mount Vernon-based firm that has designed dozens of small market-rate projects in the Bronx.
Martini picked up the 3500-square-foot lot for $450,000 in June.