As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan kicks into high gear, more developers are pushing through big, subsidized rental projects in the outer boroughs. Today we’ve got a look at a two-building, 14-story development planned for a forlorn, industrial area of the South Bronx.
Last week was busy at the Bronx Department of Buildings, with filings for a police station in Melrose and a number of mid-sized affordable housing projects throughout the borough. One non-profit filed applications for an eight-story senior housing development at 909 Beck Street in Longwood, in the southeastern Bronx.
UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 20-unit residential building at 764 East 152nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Longwood section. The project will measure 17,347 square feet and its residential units should average 767 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include seven off-street parking spaces and 527 square feet of recreational space on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Early last year, YIMBY reported on plans by a different developer for a building with 19 units on this site, although they were eventually disapproved. The 4,200-square-foot site is vacant.
UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 26-unit mixed-use building at 1081 Tiffany Street, in the Longwood section of the South Bronx. The new building will encompass 20,905 square feet and include a 307-square-foot medical office on the ground floor. The residential units, located across the second through seventh floors, should average 657 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will also be eight off-street parking spaces, five of which will be housed on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 64-foot-wide, 4,582-square-foot site is vacant.
The South Bronx was once known for burned-out buildings and entrenched poverty, but it’s now becoming a hub for new construction of both affordable and market-rate housing. A project that appears to be market-rate is headed to Longwood, a neighborhood in the southeastern Bronx.