The team behind the La Central Development has closed a deal for financing towards the construction of their massive mixed-use project in the Melrose Community of the South Bronx. This is one of the largest mixed-income projects currently under construction in New York City. Once complete, the project will span 1.1 million square feet, with five buildings and 992 units entirely devoted to affordable housing.
For the second time, permits have been filed for a seven-story charter school in The Bronx’s Mott Haven, by the Academic Leadership Charter School. The ALCS currently has two locations in the borough, one for kindergarten through fourth grade, and the other for fifth grade through eighth. They plan to relocate both groups into the new building, reuniting the schools under one roof. The new site is three blocks away from the 3rd Avenue and 138th Street Station, serviced by the 6 train, and ten blocks away from the 3rd Avenue & 149th street station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The school will be across the street from Willis playground, a public park.
The Bronx boom continues apace, and today, YIMBY has the reveal for building two of the Concourse Village West affordable housing project, designed by Aufgang Architects, which will rise at 702 Grand Concourse, in Concourse Village.
A furniture warehouse in the Bronx is about to be replaced by three new five-story apartment buildings. Permits have been filed for 578 and 580 East 138th Street with identical specifications, and the site’s developer has told YIMBY that another building is also in the works at 582 East 138th Street. Shalev Shoshani of 138 S&H Realty Corp is developing the project, which will bring 24 apartments to Mott Haven. All three structures will stand 56 feet tall, with a total combined area of 22,500 square feet. That space is divided between 6,300 square feet of commercial retail on the first floor, and 16,400 square feet of residential space on floors two through five. OMF Architect PC is responsible for the design, and demolition permits were filed at the end of August.
Back in February, YIMBY reported the Ader Group wanted to rezone a site at 1125 Whitlock Avenue, in the South Bronx, revealing the developer’s plans for the all-affordable project in the process. Now, applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings for the first phase, at 1001 Whitlock Avenue, which will consist of a 14-story structure with 243 apartments spanning 201,284 square feet of residential space. There will also be an 8,998 square-foot community facility component. Newman Design Architects PLLC are listed as the architect of record, and completion is expected by 2019. At that point, work will begin on the second building, which will bring the total number of apartments in the complex up to 474.