Rezonings in the South Bronx have spurred development in Morrisania, Melrose and Mott Haven, but new construction has been slow to arrive in the neighborhoods nearby, like Crotona Park East and Longwood. However, new building applications were filed over the weekend for a seven-story apartment building at 1417 Longfellow Avenue, between Jennings and Freeman Streets in Crotona Park East.
Stagg Group has filed applications for a 13-story, 61-unit affordable housing development at 2051 Ryer Avenue, in Tremont. The structure will measure 44,860 square feet, and each rental-sized unit will measure an average 735 square feet. Mohammad Badaly’s Badaly Architects is the architect of record, and the existing 3,350 square-foot, two-unit apartment building must first be demolished.
Market-rate development has been slowly taking hold throughout the northern Bronx, and the latest project planned in the neighborhoods near Van Cortlandt Park is an eight-story apartment building at 3055 Valentine Avenue, in Bedford Park.