Permits have been filed for two new 12-story residential buildings in The Bronx’s Fordham Heights neighborhood. Manhattan-based UA Builders Group is developing the site, located at 2065 and 2067 Ryer Avenue, and the pair will be among the taller buildings in the area, which is mostly dominated by five and six-story apartment blocks. The site is four blocks from the Tremont Ave. and 182-183rd Street Subway Stations for the B and D trains.
A Bronx-based property owner has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential project at 2088 Valentine Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Fordham Heights section. The building will measure 4,684 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average a family-sized 1,561 square feet apiece. The 18-foot-wide, 1,808-square-foot property is was occupied by a three-story townhouse until it was demolished back in April. It was demolished under emergency declaration due to a six-alarm fire that damaged the structure in late 2015. Anthony Hatziioannou’s Jericho, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record.
SROs, or single room occupancy hotels, house some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York City, but policies created dating to the 1950s and 1960s have resulted in residential hotels being gradually converted to market-rate housing or hotels. Yesterday, an SRO owner in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx filed plans to convert his five-story building at 2327 Grand Concourse to a hotel or a dormitory.
Thorobird Companies is already planning two 12-story affordable rental buildings in Mount Hope, in the central Bronx. They also filed building applications for a third, 12-story project at 2195 Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, half a dozen blocks to the north and west of the Mount Hope developments.