First Look at Multi-Level Commercial Distribution Center Coming to 2505 Bruckner Boulevard, The Bronx

2505 Bruckner Boulevard, design by KSS Architects2505 Bruckner Boulevard, design by KSS Architects

The redevelopment of the riverside commercial site at 2505 Bruckner Boulevard, Schuylerville, has long been a mystery. Our last reporting on the project was back in 2015, when Extell acquired the 20 acres of land. The property has since passed along to Innovo Property Group and Square Mile Capital Management LLC, who will be building a massive, two-story, 840,000 square feet commercial distribution center. With two different levels of loading and unloading, it will be the first of its kind for the city, allowing for speedier and faster service on site.

Innovo Property Group and Square Mile hired JLL to lease and market the project. A JLL representative on the project commented, saying “This building will lead the way for the next wave of modern last-mile distribution space in New York. No other facility like this exists that not only services Manhattan, but also all the outer boroughs, Westchester County and Long Island.”

Speculatively, this project may be of particular interest for the likes of Amazon, whose public competition among US-Canadian cities is still underway. The project is uniquely positioned next to a major intersection with three major expressways, the Cross Bronx Expressway, the Bruckner Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway, all heading in different directions.

2505 Bruckner Boulevard

Pre-demolition 2505 Bruckner Boulevard (at center)

KSS Architects will be responsible for the design.

Demolition is expected to begin by Spring of this year.

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9 Comments on "First Look at Multi-Level Commercial Distribution Center Coming to 2505 Bruckner Boulevard, The Bronx"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I’m not knit eyebrows for your first look, I love piece of development.

  2. Good location.

    If they can now get the Cross Bronx Expressway to move going towards the George Washington Bridge, it would be even better.

    I wonder if there is some type of government regulation or mandate which is preventing them from access to Westchester Creek, as there is no indication of this in the rendering?

  3. Minor quibble on the “first in the city”. The former Port Authority building, nee Port of New York Inland Terminal #1, at 8th and 15th and covering the entire block, was conceived of as a “post office for freight”, with the basement and ground floors being used in a fashion similar to this one.

  4. Has a resident of the community is this going to reduce traffic flow

  5. in and out of site, a spot of overcrowding now, will be tricky. Also, access to 95 north is through a neighborhood, and to the x bronx west a tough turn for 18 wheelers.

  6. The West Bound traffic on the Cross-Bronx is horrendous. If this facility will improve traffic flow, fantastic! If this facility will aggravate traffic flow, then the construction of such a facility is unconscionable. The State of New York ought to just make a deal to convert the portion of the Garden State Parkway north of I-80 into an interstate to divert traffic off the Cross-Bronx. Connecting the southern end of I-287 to I-95 in Trenton would make sense as well.

  7. Taylor Banaszak | April 6, 2018 at 10:34 am | Reply

    There are ways directly onto the Cross Bronx, the Bruckner, the Hutch and the I-95, without ever having to access a neighborhood, except for maybe a service road. It’s a great spot for development, however I do agree with the poster that said they need to improve the flow of traffic on those said highways.

  8. Dorothea Poggi | May 19, 2020 at 6:41 pm | Reply

    Where will these trailer rest? In our sidestreets? the plans seem to encourage drive through and off the site. We have no rest stops for Trailers that keep their generators or motors running at night, with fumes going into our childrens windows.

  9. Dorothea Poggi | May 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm | Reply

    the turns onto Bruckner either way are very tight. The Island in the center should be reconfigured.

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