When it comes to integrating PTACs into new buildings, the outcome is almost always disastrous from both environmental and aesthetic perspectives. While the environmental problems are difficult or outright impossible to mitigate, YIMBY may have found one of the very first examples where the aesthetic issues have been successfully solved, in the Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood, though whether the renderings for 1007 Union Avenue translate into reality remains to be seen.
A Yonkers, N.Y.-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, 12-unit residential project at 381 East 166th Street, located on the corner of Clay Avenue in the South Bronx’s Morrisania neighborhood. The project will measure 10,702 square feet and its residential units should average 736 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include storage for six bicycles and a 268-square-foot recreation room. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architect & Planners is the architect of record. The 2,456-square-foot plot is vacant.
TNE Building has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 994 Tinton Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Morrisania section. The project will measure 6,450 square feet and its residential units average approximately 649 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 20-foot-wide, 2,000-square-foot lot is vacant. Its predecessor was a two-story townhouse, which was demolished back in 2010. The Prospect Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located four blocks away.
Property owner Larry Ahern has filed applications for a two-story, 138,600-square-foot self-storage facility at 3350 Park Avenue, located on the corner of East 165th Street in the South Bronx’s Morrisania section. The project will have 90,600 square feet of commercial space, which is the area that can be rented out as storage space. Ceiling heights will also measure roughly 20 feet, so it could be that the building gets partially used for industrial purposes. Accessory offices will be located on the ground floor. There will also be four loading berths and 15 off-street parking spaces. Frank G. Relf’s Melville, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 90,800-square-foot lot is partially occupied by a collection of single-story commercial warehouses rented out to various businesses. Demolition permits haven’t been filed.
Construction has been completed and occupancy is underway at the 12-story, 154-unit affordable-supporting housing project at 1191 Boston Road, in the Bronx’s Morrisania section. Photos of the new building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Boston Road, the building encompasses 94,000 square feet and rises 119 feet above street level. It’s variety of affordable and supportive apartments, which are rentals, should average 315 square feet apiece. They are being leased at below-market rates to formerly homeless people, seniors, Medicaid users, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Amenities include a fitness center, a roof terrace, a garden, a computer lab, and storage for eight bikes. Breaking Ground is the developer and Alexander Gorlin Architects is behind the architecture.