Final renderings from Dattner Architects offer a clearer picture of a rising six-story building at 110 East 149th Street in The Bronx. The commercial property sits at the buzzing convergence of the Major Deegan Expressway and the 145th Street Bridge near the Harlem River Waterfront in the borough’s Grand Concourse Historic District.
The base of the structure will contain a modest retail component that could debut as a new café as illustrated in the renderings. This floor is primarily enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, as is typical for a retail level.
Above the ground floor, the façade is constructed of dark gray brick and recessed window openings with bronze-hued framing. The architects have also incorporated a dramatic punched window opening at the fourth through sixth floors along the 149th Street elevation.
Offices space, the building’s primary component, will occupy the second through sixth floors.
“This new development project will contribute to the magnificence of this community and will give businesses an opportunity to experience our rich culture and dynamic nature while also helping to drive the future of our economy,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., in reference to a major resurgence of real estate development in the historic Grand Concourse section of The Bronx.
The new office building is the third and final component of a mixed-use complex developed in partnership by Signature Urban Properties and Monadnock Development. The previously completed developments include affordable housing in a 13-story structure at 530 Exterior Street and a nine-story edifice at 491 Gerard Avenue.
Construction has already broken ground at 110 East 149th Street, which could debut by the end of 2021.