New construction doesn’t happen often in Hunts Point, a peninsula in the southeastern corner of the Bronx that’s starved for retail and neighborhood services. But YIMBY noticed that excavation and foundation work had started at 925 Hunts Point Avenue, a 40,000-square-foot mall planned across from the Bruckner Expressway and next to the Hunts Point Avenue 6 train stop.
Earlier this year, developer Stellar Management began tearing down five small buildings on McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint to make way for a wide six-story apartment building designed by Gene Kaufman. Now we have renderings for the project, a mixed-income rental at 211 McGuinness Boulevard, between Calyer Street and Greenpoint Avenue.
At the end of 2014, YIMBY semi-revealed Lalezarian’s planned 35-story, 220-unit mixed-use tower at 323 10th Avenue, in West Chelsea. Now, renderings of the tower have been posted on-site and construction is underway, with rebar poking up above street level, courtesy of photographs by ILNY and Tectonic. The project also includes two other 13-story buildings on the other side of the High Line, at 507 West 28th Street, which will amount to another 155 residential units.
Earlier this year, Citigroup began advertising their development site at 23-15 44th Drive, in Long Island City, and now Jia Shu Xu’s C&G Empire Realty is acquiring the property for $143 million. The 36,000 square-foot site — a block from the Court Square stations serviced by the E, M, G and 7 trains — boasts roughly 780,000 square feet of building potential in the form of residential or commercial space. The new owner’s plans have not been disclosed, but existing three- and single-story structures must first be demolished.
Small-scale development is slowly returning to Wakefield and Williamsbridge, two northern Bronx neighborhoods lined with one- and two-family homes where pockets of new construction grew in the early to mid-2000s. The city downzoned Wakefield in 2007 and Williamsbridge in 2011, discouraging new construction in two of the city’s most affordable places to buy a home. Despite that, we’ve noticed a growing number of little buildings planned in the areas just beyond Bronx Park, . Today, a new building application was filed for a four-story, eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd Street, between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road in Wakefield.