The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now reviewing updated proposals to renovate the landmarked Episcopal St. James Church and redevelop the parish’s campus at 2500 Jerome Avenue in the Fordham section of The Bronx. The updates arrive as an attempt to strengthen the dialogue between the religious structure and the proposed residential building.
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will soon review proposals to construct a new nine-story residential building on the campus of St. James Church Fordham in The Bronx. The scope of work also includes restoration of the church’s aging façade and modifications to the building’s internal organization.
Permits have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use building at 2500 Jerome Avenue in Fordham Manor, The Bronx. Located between East 190th Street and St. James Park, the interior lot, which is also addressed as 2520 Jerome Avenue, is two blocks north of the Fordham Road subway station, serviced by the 4 train. St. James’ Episcopal Church and Parish House is listed as the owner behind the applications.
The landmarked St. James Episcopal Church hopes to build 12 stories of affordable housing on part of their property at 2500 Jerome Avenue, in the University Heights section of the Bronx.