Floral Park, N.Y.-based Metropolitan Homes has filed applications for two two-story, two-family buildings at 745-747 East 215th Street, in the East Bronx’s Williamsbridge section. The buildings will measure 3,825 square feet and 4,388 square feet, respectively. The new structures would be built on either side of an existing, although dilapidated, two-story, two-family townhouse, which will receive its own renovations. Across all three buildings, the residential units should average 1,342 square feet apiece. Shahriar Afshari’s Roslyn, N.Y.-based firm is the applicant of record. The lots on either side of the existing townhouse are vacant.
The northeastern Bronx is still a bastion of small market-rate development. Yesterday, plans surfaced for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 3545 White Plains Road in Williamsbridge, a couple blocks east of Woodlawn Cemetery and the Bronx River.
Scarsdale, N.Y.-based L&R&G Contractors Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, six-unit residential building at 3613 Barnes Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Williamsbridge section. The project will measure 4,169 square feet and its residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. One of the units on the third floor will also feature space on an upper penthouse level. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 26-foot-wide, 1,982-square-foot lot is vacant. The Gun Hill Road stop on the 2 train is four blocks away.
Property owner Emilio Dimatteo, doing business as an anonymous Yonkers, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed applications for two three-story, four-unit residential buildings at 1011-1013 Adee Avenue, in the East Bronx’s Williamsbridge section. Each will measure 4,000 square feet and the residential units should average 755 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Between the two, there will be a total of six off-street parking spaces. Gino Longo’s College Point-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot property is currently vacant. The site was occupied by a two-story house until that was demolished in late 2012. The Burke Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains is located 10 blocks away.
A year ago, the Wall Street Journal broke the news that Habitat for Humanity was planning an affordable co-op in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx. Now the project is one step closer to reality, because plans have been filed for a seven-story residential building at 839 Tilden Street, between Barnes and Bronxwood avenues.