The Furman Center’s newest State of the City report declared that Fordham and University Heights, in the northwestern Bronx, are “non-gentrifying.” Both neighborhoods are working class and largely Latino and black. While rents have risen there over the last decade, the cost of living hasn’t increased quite as dramatically as it has in “gentrifying” South Bronx neighborhoods, like Mott Haven and Port Morris.
Property owner Eleen Nihan has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 2414 Hughes Avenue, in Belmont, located four blocks south of Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus. The structure will encompass 5,837 square feet and will include a 312-square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units should average 643 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are in the works. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The site’s existing two-story wood-framed house must first be demolished.
Kim Tasher of SKF Development has filed applications for an eight-story, 39-unit residential building at 240 East 178th Street, in Mount Hope, located around the corner from the Tremont Avenue stop on the B and D trains. The project will encompass 27,603 square feet and its residential units, which appear to be market-rate, will average a rental-sized 648 square feet apiece. The new building will include laundry and a 782-square-foot recreation area in the cellar. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-frame house, for which demolition permits have not been received.
Yesterday was a busy day for permits in the west central Bronx. First, plans were filed for a supportive housing development in Crotona Park East, and then new building applications surfaced for a seven-story market-rate project a few blocks north in West Farms.
After 50,000 tenants applied to live in the affordable apartments at Stagg Group’s first project in Norwood, Bedford Park Manor, the Bronx developer paid $4.1 million for a property only a few blocks north at 3084 Webster Avenue. Now they’ve filed plans to build an 11-story apartment building on the L-shaped lot between 202nd and 203rd Streets.