Permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 1027 Rev. James A. Polite Avenue in Foxhurst, The Bronx. The site is three blocks from the Intervale Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. Ten blocks away is Hunts Point Avenue, serviced by the 6 trains. Gjek Popaj is listed as responsible for the development.
The South Bronx is suddenly booming with new construction. Most of the action is happening along the waterfront in Mott Haven and Port Morris, but investors looking for cheaper properties have started paying attention to neighborhoods below the typical real estate radar, like Highbridge.
Property owner Gjek Popaj has filed applications for two four-story, nine-unit residential buildings at 1643-1645 Popham Avenue, in Morris Heights, located a number of blocks away from the neighborhood’s Metro-North Railroad station. Each building would measure 5,944 square feet in total, which means the units will likely be rentals, averaging just 660 square feet apiece. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the applicant of record. Demolition commenced earlier this week on the existing two-story, two-unit brick building.