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.
Rezoning proposals filed by Blondell Equities have revealed a prospective new 9-story mixed-use building in the Westchester Square neighborhood of The Bronx. The proposed building at 1340 Blondell Avenue would contain rental apartments, retail space, and a community medical facility.
Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 1672 Castle Hill Avenue in Westchester Square, The Bronx. The site is five blocks from Castle Hill Avenue, serviced by the 6 strains. Onsite Property Management is behind the applications.
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.
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.