The New York City Department of Design and Construction has filed plans for a Bjarke Ingels-designed police station in the South Bronx that’s expected to cost $50 million.
A rendering has been revealed of the newly planned eight-story, 166-unit mixed-use project at 546 East 142nd Street, a.k.a. 349 St. Ann’s Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The project, dubbed The Park Haven, will contain about 13,000 square feet of space for a grocery store, as well as 9,000 square feet of community space for a workforce development program, DNAinfo reported. All of the apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, will rent at below-market rates. Thirty percent will be designated for homeless families, while the remaining 70 percent will be offered through the affordable housing lottery.
Renderings have been revealed of the 12-story, 305-unit mixed-use project at 443 East 162nd Street, located on the corner of Brook and Elton avenues in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project’s developers—the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco.), BFC Partners, the the city’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)—broke ground on it last week, Curbed NY reported.
UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 20-unit residential building at 764 East 152nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Longwood section. The project will measure 17,347 square feet and its residential units should average 767 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include seven off-street parking spaces and 527 square feet of recreational space on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. Early last year, YIMBY reported on plans by a different developer for a building with 19 units on this site, although they were eventually disapproved. The 4,200-square-foot site is vacant.
Construction is now underway on the top floor of the 13-story, 157-unit residential building under development at 530 Exterior Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the building will encompass 151,107 square feet and rise 120 feet to its main roof, not including bulkhead elements. The apartments should average 910 square feet apiece. All of them will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Monadnock Construction is the developer and Dattner Architects is the architect. Completion is anticipated in early 2018, although it appears the project is much ahead of schedule.