Back in February, YIMBY reported the Ader Group wanted to rezone a site at 1125 Whitlock Avenue, in the South Bronx, revealing the developer’s plans for the all-affordable project in the process. Now, applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings for the first phase, at 1001 Whitlock Avenue, which will consist of a 14-story structure with 243 apartments spanning 201,284 square feet of residential space. There will also be an 8,998 square-foot community facility component. Newman Design Architects PLLC are listed as the architect of record, and completion is expected by 2019. At that point, work will begin on the second building, which will bring the total number of apartments in the complex up to 474.
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.