New building applications have been filed for 1082 Hall Place, in the Bronx’s Foxhurst neighborhood, for a lot with two existing structures. Presumably, the low-slung warehouse/garage will be demolished to make way for a new four-story and eight-unit residential structure, totaling 5,909 square feet. Victor Suben of Royal Engineering, P.C. is listed as the architect, and Urbana Sanchez, of 1082 Hall Place Realty, Inc., is developing.
One block northeast of the Intervale Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains, new building applications have been filed for a mixed-use structure at 961 Westchester Avenue, in the Bronx’s Foxhurst neighborhood. The building will have a total construction area of just over 35,000 square feet, with 4,937 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, 6,613 square feet of community facility space on the second floor, and 22,078 square feet of residential space on floors three through seven. The project’s 24 units will average about 910 square feet apiece, possibly indicating condominiums. Panos Vikatos is the site’s architect, and Tony Roussos of Westchester Ave LLA LLC is the developer.
As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan kicks into high gear, more developers are pushing through big, subsidized rental projects in the outer boroughs. Today we’ve got a look at a two-building, 14-story development planned for a forlorn, industrial area of the South Bronx.
Real estate watchers are keeping an eye on development in the Bronx, as talks over the future of the 421-a tax break, which greased the skids for new construction in the borough, drag on into the ninth month. Despite the impasse, developers are still planning small buildings in the Bronx.
On a cold January day in 2009, a pipe burst and flooded the boiler of the Home Street Presbyterian Church, in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx. A small electrical fire destroyed the boiler for good, and the company that insured the church failed during the Great Recession. Facing a winter without heat and lacking the funds to repair the boiler, the congregation scattered to other churches in the South Bronx, and the little chapel on Home Street was abandoned. Now, the 1910 structure will be demolished to make way for affordable senior housing.