North Bronx

Rendering of a 'Building A' at Wakefield Village (Newman Architects)

Proposals Reveal 4.65-Acre Affordable Housing Development in Wakefield, The Bronx

The Department of City Planning is reviewing proposals to construct a 4.65-acre mixed-use affordable housing development near the Metro-North Station in Wakefield, The Bronx. If approved, the six-building complex would create approximately 1,200 income-restricted apartments, 28,000 square feet of retail space, 87,000 square feet of community facilities, 130,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, and 600 parking spaces.

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2880 Exterior Street

Five-Story, 218,500-Square-Foot Self-Storage Facility Coming to 2880 Exterior Street, Kingsbridge

Storage Deluxe, doing business an an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 218,500-square-foot self-storage facility at 2880 Exterior Street, in the North Bronx’s Kingsbridge section. The project will feature a lobby and offices on part of the ground floor, followed by storage units throughout the rest of the building, which will have two below-grade levels. It will include four loading berths, as well as five off-street parking spaces. Jack Wilbern’s Virginia-based architecture firm Butz • Wilbern, which is prolific with storage facility projects, is the architect of record. The 124,988-square-foot site is largely vacant, with exception to a single-story commercial building and a warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in April for the commercial building.


2953 Barnes Avenue

Four-Story, 16-Unit Residential Building Filed at 2953 Barnes Avenue, Allerton

Property owner Egris Haxhari has filed applications for a four-story, 16-unit residential building at 2953 Barnes Avenue, in Allerton, located four blocks from the Burke Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 12,927 square feet, and its residential units should average 687 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include off-street parking for eight cars, storage space for eight bikes, laundry facilities, and a 400-square-foot outdoor recreational area. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot lot was occupied by a two-story house until it was demolished in March.


1664 East Gun Hill Road

Twin Two-Story, Two-Family Mixed-Use Buildings Coming to 1664 East Gun Hill Road, Pelham Gardens

Bronx-based Las Gun Hill Dos Realty Corp. has filed applications for two two-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 1664-1668 East Gun Hill Road, in the North Bronx’s Pelham Gardens neighborhood, located 10 blocks east of the Gun Hill Road stop on the 5 train. From west to east, they will measure 6,381 and 5,316 square feet respectively. Both will contain 1,567 square feet of commercial-retail space on their ground floor. Across both buildings, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,297 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gino Longo is the architect of record. The 7,925-square-foot lot is currently vacant.

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