Westchester Square

Proposed Affordable Housing Development in Westchester Square Receives Strong Support from Local Community

Back in October 2018, YIMBY revealed a batch of fresh renderings and site plans for a proposed affordable housing development in the Westchester Square community of The Bronx. Today, the project is expected to move forward as intended following strong support from neighborhood residents, small business owners, and local union members.

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2426 Lyvre Street

Two Four-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Buildings Filed at 2426 Lyvre Street, Westchester Square

Dix Hills, N.Y.-based developer Maheen Farrukh has filed applications for two four-story, eight-unit residential buildings at 2424 and 2426 Lyvere Street, in the East Bronx’s Westchester Square section. The buildings will measure 5,763 square feet and 6,517 square feet, respectively. Across both, the residential units should average 708 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Michael DePasquale’s Pelham, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,155-square-foot property is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits, filed in September, indicate that crews began disassembling the structure earlier this week.

2438 Lyvere Street, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed for Eight Stories of Market-Rate Housing at 2438 Lyvere Street, Westchester Square, Bronx

Now that the 421-a tax exemption program may return, developers seem to be taking a hard look at affordable neighborhoods in the Bronx. A builder based in Morris Park, in the East Bronx, has filed plans for an eight-story residential project in nearby Westchester Square, a working-class area with a growing immigrant population.

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