In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 57-unit mixed-income rental project at 221 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, but now Tahoe Development is swapping plans for a seven-story, 50-unit market-rate condominium building. Welcome2TheBronx reports the developer is abandoning plans to include affordable units due to cost concerns. It would also be the first market-rate condo project in the South Bronx since the 2008 financial crisis. The condos will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, and the new building will contain ground-floor retail space as previously planned. Hudson Square’s Michael Muroff Architect is the architect of record. The existing two-story warehouse is currently being demolished.
Michael Muroff Architect
One of the last few handsome, early 20th century factories on Williamsburg’s Northside will become luxury rentals. Greenpoint-based developer Eser Realty plans to convert the four-story brick building at 28-46 Roebling Street to 58 apartments, adding a fifth floor in the process, and now YIMBY has a rendering for the project, which is about to begin construction.
A piece of prime Williamsburg real estate at 150 North 12th Street has sat vacant, with only a foundation laid, since the recession swept away construction financing in 2008. But in the last few months, construction has re-started, and now YIMBY has a rendering for the seven-story rental building planned across the street from McCarren Park.
As the local community board and far-left anti-gentrification group Movement to Protect the People (led by Airbnb host-turned-race-baiting-anti-development activist Alicia Boyd) grapple over the future of Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn’s gentrifying fringe has actually moved far to…