A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.
Construction is wrapping up on the eight-story, 16-unit mixed-use building under development at 596 Washington Avenue (a.k.a. 863 Atlantic Avenue), in southern Clinton Hill. The structure measures 13,103 square feet. It will host 1,165 square feet of ground-floor retail space, followed by seven floors of rental apartments above. The apartments should average 727 square feet apiece, and some of them will be duplexes. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage for bikes, and a common rooftop recreational area, and all of the apartments feature some form of private outdoor space. Jacob Shwimmer’s CGS Builders is the developer and Christopher Dierig’s Midtown South-based S3 Architecture is the behind the design. Occupancy can probably be expected in the next few months. The project has largely escaped the media’s spotlight and has risen quietly since crews broke ground back in October of 2014.
Pelham, N.Y.-based MacQuesten Development is proposing to build a 20-story, 205-unit mixed-use building at 22 South West Street, in the West Mount Vernon section of Mount Vernon. That’s in southern Westchester County, a few blocks north of the Bronx border. The proposed tower would include a mix of below market-rate and market-rate rental apartments, in addition to 5,000 square feet of retail space, Westfair reported. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners Urban Architecture is behind the design. The tower requires the property to be rezoned. The Mount Vernon City Council is currently debating the rezoning a 46-acre industrial section of the city within which the property falls. If the rezoning passes, the developer hopes to get the project itself approved and begin excavation later this year. A gas station has been removed from the site and remediation work is complete. The tower would be located right next to Metro-North Railroad’s Mt. Vernon West station.
YIMBY recently told you about some new murals created to spruce up the Essex Street Market. Well, that’s not the only project out there making Manhattan’s Lower East Side a more beautiful place. 100 Gates has been at it for nearly two years.
Property owner Ronny Shmoel, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a two-story, 5,006-square-foot mixed-use commercial building at 1625 McDonald Avenue, in Midwood. The ground floor of the project will host commercial-retail and warehouse space and the second floor will house offices. The ground floor will also feature a seven-car parking garage. Gabriel Gingishvili’s Brooklyn-based MGM Creations is the architect of record. The 46-foot-wide, 5,377-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed. The Avenue N stop on the F train is located a block to the north.