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.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 12-unit residential building at 373 East 157th Street, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project will measure 10,083 square feet and its residential units should average 641 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include laundry facilities and bike storage. Luis Depasquale’s Cronton-on-Hudson,N.Y.-based firm LMD Architect is the architect of record. The 2,493-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station is located five blocks north.
A vacant lot in the far-flung southeastern Bronx neighborhood of Soundview is set to be redeveloped. The non-profit Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness plans to develop a six-story supportive housing project at 1600 Randall Avenue, at the edge of NYCHA’s Soundview Houses and Soundview Park.
The South Bronx is suddenly booming with new construction. Most of the action is happening along the waterfront in Mott Haven and Port Morris, but investors looking for cheaper properties have started paying attention to neighborhoods below the typical real estate radar, like Highbridge.
YIMBY revealed renderings and reported on new building applications last year for La Central, a five-building, 992-unit mixed-use development planned on an assemblage of vacant lots at 430 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project required approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). That process was nearly completed on Wednesday, when the City Council voted to approve the proposal, the Daily News reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio still has to sign off on it. Assuming his honor does, construction would be carried out in two phases, with the first phase to be completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. The buildings will range from eight to 25 stories and all 992 apartments will be designated as affordable or supportive housing. The majority will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, although 160 will be supportive units. Over 45,000 square feet of retail is planned, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facilities.