The northeastern Bronx is still a bastion of small market-rate development. Yesterday, plans surfaced for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 3545 White Plains Road in Williamsbridge, a couple blocks east of Woodlawn Cemetery and the Bronx River.
Gerald Caliendo Architect
Brooklyn-based Blackrose Property Group has filed applications for a three-story, two-unit townhouse at 67-16 60th Street, in Ridgewood. The project will measure 3,830 square feet and its residential units should average 1,437 square feet apiece. The first unit will take up the entire ground floor and parts of the cellar and second floors, while the other unit will take up the third floor and the rest of the second floor. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 20-foot-wide lot is currently vacant. The Forest Avenue stop on the M train is two blocks away.
Last week, YIMBY profiled the development site at 44-46 Purves Street, a.k.a. 28-27 Thomson Avenue, in the Court Square section of Long Island City. Currently, plans for the site call for a seven-story, 33-unit residential building. Within the last few days, a rendering has been posted on the site’s construction fence, per The Court Square Blog.
The first residential high-rises in Long Island City’s Court Square neighborhood rose along Purves Street about a decade ago. Today, the block-long street forms the borough’s densest high-rise canyon. The cul-de-sac is built out from end to end, except for the roughly-triangular plot at its southern terminus. A seven-story, 33-unit residential building was proposed for the lot early last year. Though the site was cleared for construction, 44-46 Purves Street has not seen any activity in a year, in contrast to bustling construction activity along the rest of the block. As we await news of further progress and building renderings, the site’s pivotal location as a neighborhood gateway gives the developer an opportunity to present an architecturally notable design.
New construction doesn’t happen often in Ditmas Park, because the city has protected most blocks from development with zoning that only allows the construction of one- or two-family homes. But near the border with Flatbush, new apartment buildings are allowed to sprout.