South Bronx

582 East 138th Street

Five-Story, Eight-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 582 East 138th Street, Mott Haven

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.


2956 Park Avenue

15-Story, 154-Unit Affordable Residential Building Filed at 2956 Park Avenue, Melrose

Omni New York has filed applications for a 15-story, 154-unit mixed-use building at 2956 Park Avenue, in Melrose, located five blocks from the 149th Street-Grand Concourse stop on the 2, 4, and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 143,318 square feet and will feature 4,566 square feet of community facility space on the ground floor. The building will feature affordable residential units, although its not known how many of the units will rent at below-market rates and/or will be subsidized, according to The Real Deal. The residential units should average 933 square feet apiece, which means the apartments will probably be geared towards families. Amenities in the building will include a recreational room, storage space for bikes, and laundry facilities. Mark Ginsberg’s TriBeCa-based Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record. The site, which is located on the corner of East 151st Street, is vacant.


860 East 147th Street

12-Story, 165-Unit All-Affordable Residential Building Proposed at 860 East 147th Street, Mott Haven

Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.


Bronx Museum of the Arts

Mónica Ponce de León to Design Latest Expansion of Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, South Bronx

The Bronx Museum of the Arts, located at 1040 Grand Concourse, on the corner of East 165th Street in the South Bronx, is planning a $25 million overhaul and expansion of their 36,000-square-foot facility. The expansion will include more exhibition space and a “glassed-in” area for educational and community programing, the New York Times reports. Venezuelan-American architect Mónica Ponce de León, head of MPdL Studio, will be responsible for the design of the expansion. The museum will remain open during the construction. The first phase is expected to be complete by 2020. The city has already contributed roughly $7 million to the project.



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