Just as Chetrit Group and Somerset Partners threw a rather unfortunate party under the Third Avenue Bridge in Mott Haven to promote their two market-rate highrises in the South Bronx neighborhood, a smaller developer filed plans for a five-story mixed-use building a few blocks away at 2490 Third Avenue.
Midwood is quietly experiencing a boom in residential development, and earlier this week, new building applications were filed for a seven-story residential building at 1533 East 19th Street, in the heart of the almost-suburban Brooklyn neighborhood.
The struggling central Bronx neighborhoods of Mount Hope, Tremont, and West Farms are ripe for new construction, and the borough’s small developers are finally starting to take notice. One developer hopes to build a little four-story residential building at 1779 Weeks Avenue, just north of the Cross Bronx Expressway in Mount Hope.
Great Neck-based Omri Bar-Mashiah has filed applications for a four-story, six-unit residential building at 59 Quincy Street, in western Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks south of the G train’s stop at Classon Avenue. The building will measure just 3,976 square feet, which works out to units averaging a rental-sized 663 square feet each. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the applicant of record, and the site’s old three-family townhouse was demolished by HPD in 1993.
Gac Haxhari has filed applications for a four-story, 15-unit residential building at 2547 Cruger Avenue, in the North Bronx neighborhood of Allerton, right around the corner from the 2 and 5 trains’ stop at Allerton Avenue. The building will measure 10,932 square feet in total, and units will average 729 square feet apiece. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and an existing 1.5-story home must first be demolished.