The Furman Center’s newest State of the City report declared that Fordham and University Heights, in the northwestern Bronx, are “non-gentrifying.” Both neighborhoods are working class and largely Latino and black. While rents have risen there over the last decade, the cost of living hasn’t increased quite as dramatically as it has in “gentrifying” South Bronx neighborhoods, like Mott Haven and Port Morris.
Kim Tasher of SKF Development has filed applications for an eight-story, 39-unit residential building at 240 East 178th Street, in Mount Hope, located around the corner from the Tremont Avenue stop on the B and D trains. The project will encompass 27,603 square feet and its residential units, which appear to be market-rate, will average a rental-sized 648 square feet apiece. The new building will include laundry and a 782-square-foot recreation area in the cellar. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-frame house, for which demolition permits have not been received.
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.
As the fortunes of the Bronx improve, we’re starting to see more permit filings for mid-sized multifamily buildings that appear to be market-rate developments. Yesterday, two such applications showed up: one at 2131 Mapes Avenue, in…