The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) for the 158,000-square-foot development site at 65 East 149th Street, located in the South Bronx’s Lower Concourse section. The hope is for a development team to propose a mixed-use building with an assortment of affordable residential units, commercial space, and community facilities, DNAinfo reported. In addition, there will have to be public open space, which will hopefully be in the form of a waterfront esplanade (the site fronts the Harlem River). Infrastructure upgrades are also part of the project. The vacant site is located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2 and 5 trains. Responses are due by October 11.
A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.
The Mott Haven waterfront is booming with market-rate development, but the neighborhood’s northern border with Melrose is still a bastion of affordable and supportive housing.
Property owner Ali Saleh, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 921 Eagle Avenue, in Morrisania, located five blocks from Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station. The structure will measure 9,813 square feet and will feature a 1,785-square-foot community facility on the ground floor. The residential units, which will begin on the second floor, should average 803 square feet apiece. Amenities include laundry facilities, private residential storage, and a 600-square-foot rooftop terrace. Ling Li’s Flushing-based Li Architect Associates is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Orrie Shoshani, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 582 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, located two blocks from the Brook Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure will encompass 10,322 square feet and will feature 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 625 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Oscar M. Fuertes’ Bayside-based OMF Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.