New renderings from Timber Equities offer a first look at a pair of multi-unit rental buildings on the rise in the Spuyten Duyvil and Riverdale sections of The Bronx. Based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the developer is responsible for some of the new multi-unit properties approaching construction in these quiet upper-middle-class neighborhoods.
Permits have been filed for a 91-room dormitory at 6301 Riverdale Avenue on the College of Mount Saint Vincent campus, in The Bronx. The North Riverdale site is a sixteen-minute bus ride away from the Van Cortlandt Park subway station at 242nd Street, end of the line for the 1 train. The College’s Vice President of Operations Kevin DeGroat is listed as behind the applications.
There aren’t many architects nowadays who would expect to get the opportunity to work on a Gothic Revival Castle in New York City, but TRA Studios is doing exactly that in The Bronx’s Riverdale neighborhood. Instead of building a new one, they are redesigning Fonthill Castle to accommodate a new school for the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Sometimes, the wheels of new development roll very slowly. It was close to two years ago that a proposal for three new houses in the Bronx’s Fieldston Historic District went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A revised (and scaled-down) proposal came before the commissioners last Tuesday, but there was, again, no approval.
In January, D&K Realty Development filed applications for three three-story, three-family residential buildings at 518-522 West 232nd Street, in southern Riverdale, located six blocks from the 231st Street stop on the 1 train. Now, the developer is scraping those plans, in favor of a single building. Newly filed applications call for a four-story, nine-unit structure measuring 14,148 square feet. The residential units should average 996 square feet, which means condominiums are probably in the works. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include an eight-car parking garage in the cellar and a laundry room. Flushing-based Michael Kang is still the architect of record.