Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 740 Brook Avenue, in Melrose, The Bronx. Located between East 156th and East 157th Streets, the corner site is one block east of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, Third Avenue. Less than a half mile east is the Jackson Avenue subway station serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development is listed as the owner behind the applications. In August of 2018, a proposed remedy was released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to address brownfield contamination so the site can be redeveloped.
The concrete building will yield 59,491 square feet, with 45,379 square feet dedicated to residential space and 1,115 square feet attached to community facilities. 55 units will be created, averaging 825 square feet each in the 87-foot tall structure. Units will most likely be affordable housing, however it is unclear what demographic will be serviced by HPD with this development.
Williams Stein of Dattner Architect is listed as the architect of record.
No demolition permits have been filed as of yet. The estimated completion date has not been announced.