Articles by Vanessa Londono

1816 Washington Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx

Permits Filed for 1816 Washington Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx

Permits have been filed for a four-story non-profit institution with sleeping accommodations at 1816 Washington Avenue in Tremont, The Bronx. Located between East 175th Street and East 176th Street, the interior lot is closest to the Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Eric Koch of Practice of Peace Foundation Inc. is listed as the owner behind the applications.

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Rendering shows Two Bridges waterfront with several proposed large-scale buildings. Credit: SHoP Architects.

Supertall Two Bridges Towers Awarded Major Victory Over NIMBYs in New York Appellate Court Decision

The New York Appellate Court ruled in favor of a group of developers, including JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners, and Starrett Corporation, to build four more towers along the Two Bridges waterfront on the Lower East Side. One Manhattan Square, a similarly-scoped neighbor, was completed in early 2019, and stands alone as the rest of development came to a halt despite approvals from the City Planning Commission in 2016. Yesterday, the ruling found the buildings described in the applications did not conflict with applicable zoning requirements, with all four Judges siding against Manhattan Borough president Gale A. Brewer and the New York City Council, which challenged the approval in 2018, arguing that the new construction required special permits and had to go through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) process.

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2000 Valentine Avenue in Mount Hope, West Bronx

Permits Filed for 1978 Valentine Avenue in Mount Hope, West Bronx

Permits have been filed for an 11-story mixed-use building at 1978 Valentine Avenue in the Mount Hope section of the West Bronx. Located between East 178th Street and East 180th Street, the through lot is also addressed as 2000 Valentine Avenue. The site is less than a ten-minute walk east of the Tremont Avenue subway station, serviced by the B and D trains. Bronx Haven LLC under the Camber Property Group is listed as the owner behind the applications. In January 2020, Camber acquired 2000 Valentine Avenue as part of an eight-building portfolio that contains 1,275 affordable units in the Mitchell-Lama program.

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