Since standing three stories tall nearly a year ago, construction is now wrapping up on the 13-story, 66-unit residential building under development at 477 Gerard Avenue, on the western end of Mott Haven. YIMBY can bring you a progress update thanks to photos posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 78,468 square feet. The residential units, market-rate rental apartments, should average 832 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 36-car parking garage, storage for 34 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Harshad Patel, doing business as Floral Park-based Jai Ganesh Realty, is the developer and Flushing-based Michael Kang is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.
As part launching the New York State Grown & Certified program, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced plans for a new 120,000-square-foot food facility, dubbed Greenmarket Regional Food Hub. It will be located at an undisclosed location along Food Center Drive in the South Bronx’s Hunts Point section and will have processing facilities and a farmer’s market, Crain’s reported. The food hub, expected to cost $20 million, is scheduled to be completed sometime in 2017. Food products will be delivered to the Hunts Point location from small- to mid-sized farms throughout upstate New York. A 100,000-square-foot expansion is planned at the Baldor Specialty Foods facility at 155 Food Center Drive, although it’s unclear if the two projects are connected.
A rendering has surfaced of the planned 12-story, 91-unit residential project at 329 East 132nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. It comes as the Altmark Group and JCAL Development secured $22.1 million in construction financing, Commercial Observer reported. The latest building permits, which YIMBY first reported on in 2015, show the new building will encompass 71,912 square feet. Its residential units, which will be market-rate rental apartments, should average 738 square feet apiece. Amenities include a fitness center, a lobby lounge, an outdoor recreation space on the ground floor, storage for 46 bikes, a 37-car parking garage, and a roof terrace. Aufgang Architects is behind the architecture. Foundation work was underway in May and completion is expected in early 2018.
Last week, developer Bronx Pro Group filed plans for an affordable, senior housing development that would replace an abandoned church at 1017 Home Street, in a South Bronx neighborhood known as Foxhurst.
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.