Permits have been filed for a 12-story mixed-use building at 1074 Washington Avenue, in Morrisania, The Bronx. The area was originally part of the massive estate for the powerful Morris Family. The site is six blocks away from the Melrose train station, serviced by Metro North’s Harlem Line. Fifteen blocks away is the Prospect Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Bronx Pro Group will be responsible for the development. The firm is dedicated to creating and managing energy-efficient affordable housing. In the past, they have created passive housing projects, including 3365 Third Avenue.
The 123-foot tall structure will yield 135,360 square feet, with 129,800 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 5,560 square feet for commercial use. 154 apartments would be created, averaging 842 square feet apiece, indicating rental use. The site would include a community center on the first floor, laundry room, fitness center, offices, and accessory space for independent senior residences.
The project is located immediately adjacent to Trinity United Methodist Church. The zoned lot for the permit does not include the lot with the church, but it is very unlikely that the proposed project would not incorporate the church’s lot. The church could not be reached for comment.
Curtis + Ginsberg Architect is listed as responsible for the design.