12-Story, 165-Unit All-Affordable Residential Building Proposed at 860 East 147th Street, Mott Haven

860 East 147th Street860 East 147th Street. Rendering by MAP via DNAinfo

Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.

860 East 147th Street

Developer’s initially intended assemblage 860 East 147th Street. Image via Google Maps

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4 Comments on "12-Story, 165-Unit All-Affordable Residential Building Proposed at 860 East 147th Street, Mott Haven"

  1. The article on DNA was a little confusing to me. The owner of the lot still wants to build a hotel it seems… So how is this developer making this proposal..? It also wasn’t precisely clear as to why the property was exempt. In any event the last thing that area needs is to add more “extremely low” and “low income” housing. 4 decades of that type of saturation didn’t work. Why keep adding more? You need income diversity there – not a further saturation of poverty.

    • Rebecca Baird-Remba | June 2, 2016 at 12:28 pm |

      no… the developer is asking for a rezoning for several lots. Radson owns like three properties, and the owner of another property in the rezoning area wants to keep his industrial zoning so it’s easier for him to build a hotel.

      • Ok – that makes it much more clear now… But still yes – there is too much of a low income population in the immediate area.

  2. This is generally accepted to the public, show an ability of designing on right side.

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