The northwestern Bronx neighborhood of Kingsbridge Heights is crowded with prewar apartment buildings, but every once in a while, a developer snags a small vacant lot in the hilly area west of Fordham University.
Last week, new building applications were filed for a six-story residential building with a community facility at 2661 Kingsbridge Terrace, on a through-block lot stretching from Heath Avenue to Kingsbridge Terrace.
A 972-square-foot medical office will occupy the ground floor, followed by four units each on the next six stories. The building’s 24 apartments will be divided across 23,193 square feet of residential space, for average units of 966 square feet. The project will likely be market-rate rentals, and based on the size of the apartments, we’d expect plenty of two- and three-bedrooms.
Joseph Pistilli, of Astoria-based Pistilli Realty Group, is the developer, and he’s hired Anthony Cucich Architect, also headquartered in Astoria, to handle the design.
The 10,725-square-foot lot belongs to the apartment complex next door, and it hasn’t changed hands recently. The property will be rather challenging to develop, because it sits on a rocky, rather steep hill.