An anonymous Hell’s Kitchen-based LLC has filed applications for a nine-story, 31-key hotel at 444 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section near the area known as The Hub. The building will encompass 20,226 square feet. There will be 760 square feet of medical offices on part of the ground floor, followed by hotel rooms across the rest of the building. Oscar M. Fuertes’s Huntington, N.Y.-based firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,600-square-foot plot is occupied by a three-story townhouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
ArtCondo, a Brooklyn-based real estate group, is planning to develop a seven-story, 20-unit mixed-use building, geared specifically to artists, at 368 East 152nd Street in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project will include community facility space, creative works paces in the basement and residential condominium units, Welcome2TheBronx reported. New building applications have not been filed at this time. The vacant 6,344-square-foot site could accommodate up to 30,451 square feet of new development, 21,823 square feet of which could be used as residential space. Construction is anticipated to begin in the coming months.
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.
Last week was busy at the Bronx Department of Buildings, with filings for a police station in Melrose and a number of mid-sized affordable housing projects throughout the borough. One non-profit filed applications for an eight-story senior housing development at 909 Beck Street in Longwood, in the southeastern Bronx.
The New York City Department of Design and Construction has filed plans for a Bjarke Ingels-designed police station in the South Bronx that’s expected to cost $50 million.