At the very end of Bloomberg’s term as mayor, the city unveiled plans to transform a vacant city-owned tract in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx into a million-square-foot affordable housing complex known as La Central. Now a new building application has been filed for the first part of the project, a nine-story supportive housing development at 626 Bergen Avenue.
Residential development has been slow to arrive in the industrial edges of Mott Haven in the South Bronx, despite a boom in hotels and big box stores and a rezoning several years ago. But on Friday, a new building application was filed for a 10-story apartment building with ground floor commercial space at 221 East 138th Street, on the corner of Canal Place.
Oak Point Property LLC has filed applications for a single-story, 60-foot-tall cement distribution facility at 50 Oak Point Avenue, in Port Morris. The Bronx facility will measure nearly 75,600 square feet, and EDG Consulting Engineers is the architect of record. The property is currently vacant and is adjacent to the East River and the railroad tracks.
Ben Shavolian, the head of L’Ermitage LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at the vacant lot at 1342 Prospect Avenue, in the Foxhurst section of the south Bronx. The building will measure 4,770 square feet, and Gerald Caliendo is designing. The site’s two-story predecessor was demolished by the HDP in 1994.
Real Estate Weekly has revealed renderings of the two-story, 40,000 square-foot retail building being developed by Blumenfeld Development Group at the vacant lot of 925 Hunts Point Avenue, in northern Woodstock along the Bruckner Expressway. Dubbed The Crossing, Studio 5 is designing, and completion is expected in 2016.