Renderings Revealed for 274,000-Square-Foot Development at 1164 River Avenue in the South Bronx

Rendering of 1164 Avenue - Aufgang ArchitectsRendering of 1164 Avenue - Aufgang Architects

Maddd Equities is responsible for one of the largest forthcoming developments in the South Bronx, a new 274,000-square-foot building in the borough’s Cromwell-Jerome neighborhood. Located at 1164 River Avenue, the development is currently in pre-construction and will eventually comprise 250 rental units and 88,000 square feet of lower-level commercial space.

Designed by Aufgang Architects, the building will top out at 17 stories or 181 feet tall. The façade, as depicted in the latest illustrations, appears to be constructed of metal cladding and cementitious materials that transition from brick red to alternating black and white paneling. The massing of the structure incorporates a number of setback levels at each visible elevation, hinting at private residential terraces.

As reported by YIMBY in 2018, anticipated amenities include storage facilities for 250 bicycles, a laundry room, unspecified recreational space, and a 200-vehicle parking structure.

To complete the project, Maddd Equities has partnered with Community Access, a non-profit organization that provides supportive housing, education and vocational training, crisis services, and art-focused workshops. It is not clear how the non-profit’s involvement will be activated in the new development, but it is possible that a number of their supportive services will be offered to future residents.

The lot currently sits vacant and an estimated date of completion has not been announced.

1164 River Avenue via ZoLa NYC

Zoning map 1164 River Avenue via ZoLa NYC

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12 Comments on "Renderings Revealed for 274,000-Square-Foot Development at 1164 River Avenue in the South Bronx"

  1. This is great! The Bronx is back!

  2. South Bronx is on fire… but in a good way this time.

  3. Two blocks from where I lived in the late 1950s. That block had a supermarket, bialy store, greengrocers, etc…

  4. Nice to see these parking lots developed. Great density too.

  5. wright gregson | April 24, 2020 at 11:12 am | Reply

    i hate it!!! i know that varying the facade treatments is meant to break up the monolithic, wall that it is, but it is still a wall. why not vary the heights considerably? Maybe make see-through columns that contain the elevator shafts or something original. Anything to break the slab look that it now has. the design is a failure of imagination.

    • Mostly agree. Some Steven Holl voids would be cool. BUT I will take the investment. For me the wall isn’t the problem. I’d rather see a monolithic wall handled in a graceful modern way that the Gene Kauffman approach of tricking the eye into thinking they’re separate structures.

  6. Looks like it could fit far more than 250 units.

  7. Great investment in that neighborhood. Less than a block from the B-D-4 subway, and a five minute walk to Yankee Stadium if you’re a fan.

  8. Just plain ugly. What happened to architecture?? Looks like China. Next pandemic anyone?

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