Property owner Mario Del Brun has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1027 Nelson Avenue, in Highbridge, located six blocks from the 4 train’s stop at 161st Street/Yankee Stadium. The building will rise on a small, 19-foot-wide vacant lot and will measure just 3,083 square feet, which translates into average units of 771 square feet each. Bakhtiar Sahmloo’s Kew Gardens-based Tabriz Design Group is the applicant of record.
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.
The southeastern Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point is physically isolated, transit-starved, and sees very little new construction. So when a building owner there files plans to expand a single-story storefront into a four-story residential building, it’s noteworthy.
Great Neck-based Shelter Rock Builders has filed applications for a three-story, three-unit residential building at 1067 Teller Avenue, in Concourse Village, four blocks from the Melrose Metro North station, or nine blocks from 167th Street stop on the B and D trains. The townhouse-style building will measure just 3,271 square feet, and full-floor units will average 1,090 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and site’s former three-story building was demolished in 2001 by the HPD.
Most of the new buildings under construction in Melrose, at the heart of the South Bronx, are large and heavily subsidized. The city is already developing two sprawling affordable complexes in the neighborhood, La Central and Melrose Commons. But every once in a while, a developer manages to finance a small market-rate building like 411 East 151st Street, and YIMBY has the first look at the future seven-story development.