The Academic Leadership Charter School has filed applications for a seven-story, 84,850-square-foot facility at 356 East 139th Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The new building will feature a 34-car parking garage on the cellar levels; a gymnasium, a nurse’s office, and administrative offices on the ground floor, with additional administrative offices and meeting rooms on the second floor; a cafeteria, auditorium, and playground on the third floor; and a library on the fourth floor, with classrooms for various disciplines across the fourth through seventh floors. Stamford, Conn.-based Partners For Architecture is the architect of record. The 12,500-square-foot lot is vacant.
UA Builders Group has filed applications for a seven-story, 26-unit mixed-use building at 1081 Tiffany Street, in the Longwood section of the South Bronx. The new building will encompass 20,905 square feet and include a 307-square-foot medical office on the ground floor. The residential units, located across the second through seventh floors, should average 657 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. There will also be eight off-street parking spaces, five of which will be housed on the ground floor. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 64-foot-wide, 4,582-square-foot site is vacant.
Empire State Development (ESD) has released a request for expression of interest (RFEI) for the 12.8-acre development site at 400 East 132nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The state is seeking to lease or sell the property, which is currently used as a transfer station for trains and trucks, to a development team that’s willing to deck over the station and build a mixed-use project, Crain’s reported. The property, zoned for manufacturing, is an “ESD General Project Plan,” which means the state, through its own approval process, is able to override local zoning regulations. Some percentage of affordable housing is likely envisioned by ESD. The site is owned by the state’s Department of Transportation. Responses are due by February 2, 2017.
The South Bronx was once known for burned-out buildings and entrenched poverty, but it’s now becoming a hub for new construction of both affordable and market-rate housing. A project that appears to be market-rate is headed to Longwood, a neighborhood in the southeastern Bronx.
A parking garage in Melrose, in the South Bronx, is about to give way to a large affordable residential project with a charter school. And we have the first look at the project at 600 East 156th Street, which is currently making its way through the city rezoning process.