South Bronx

443 East 162nd Street

Revealed: 12-Story, 305-Unit Affordable Mixed-Use Project Planned at 443 East 162nd Street, Melrose

Renderings have been revealed of the 12-story, 305-unit mixed-use project at 443 East 162nd Street, located on the corner of Brook and Elton avenues in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project’s developers—the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco.), BFC Partners, the the city’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)—broke ground on it last week, Curbed NY reported.


764 East 152nd Street, image via Google Maps

Seven-Story, 20-Unit Residential Building Now Planned at 764 East 152nd Street, Longwood

UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 20-unit residential building at 764 East 152nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Longwood section. The project will measure 17,347 square feet and its residential units should average 767 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include seven off-street parking spaces and 527 square feet of recreational space on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Early last year, YIMBY reported on plans by a different developer for a building with 19 units on this site, although they were eventually disapproved. The 4,200-square-foot site is vacant.


530 Exterior Street, rendering by Dattner Architects

13-Story, 157-Unit Affordable Residential Building Nears Topping Out at 530 Exterior Street, Mott Haven

Construction is now underway on the top floor of the 13-story, 157-unit residential building under development at 530 Exterior Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the building will encompass 151,107 square feet and rise 120 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements. The apartments should average 910 square feet apiece. All of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Monadnock Construction is the developer and Dattner Architects is the architect. Completion is anticipated in early 2018, although it appears the project is much ahead of schedule.


417 East 135th Street

Reveal for Seven-Story, 22-Unit Condo Project at 417 East 135th Street, Mott Haven

A rendering has been revealed of the seven-story, 22-unit residential project under development at 417 East 135th Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The latest building permits indicate the new building will encompass 20,022 square feet and rise 70 feet above street level, not including bulkhead elements. The residential units, averaging 681 square feet apiece, will be condominiums, Welcome2TheBronx reported. There will also be off-street parking for 11 cars. The property owner does business as the Brooklyn-based Sobro LLC. Brooklyn-based Frankl C Mallea Y Stern Associates Architects & Engineers (a.k.a. J Frankl Associate, or JFA) is responsible for the design. The site is currently vacant. A construction timeline has not been disclosed.


356 East 139th Street

Academic Leadership Charter School Files for Seven-Story Facility at 356 East 139th Street, Mott Haven

The Academic Leadership Charter School has filed applications for a seven-story, 84,850-square-foot facility at 356 East 139th Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The new building will feature a 34-car parking garage on the cellar levels; a gymnasium, a nurse’s office, and administrative offices on the ground floor, with additional administrative offices and meeting rooms on the second floor; a cafeteria, auditorium, and playground on the third floor; and a library on the fourth floor, with classrooms for various disciplines across the fourth through seventh floors. Stamford, Conn.-based Partners For Architecture is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot lot is vacant.


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