As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan kicks into high gear, more developers are pushing through big, subsidized rental projects in the outer boroughs. Today we’ve got a look at a two-building, 14-story development planned for a forlorn, industrial area of the South Bronx.
Last week was busy at the Bronx Department of Buildings, with filings for a police station in Melrose and a number of mid-sized affordable housing projects throughout the borough. One non-profit filed applications for an eight-story senior housing development at 909 Beck Street in Longwood, in the southeastern Bronx.
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.