YIMBY often champions infrastructure improvements. As Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently revealed massive design improvements planned for both subway trains and subway cars, we thought this would be a good opportunity for a little time travel.
Construction is up to the fourth floor on the planned 13-story, 157-unit residential building being developed at 530 Exterior Street, located on the western end of Mott Haven. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will eventually rise 120 feet above street level and measure 151,107 square feet. All of the project’s residential units will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. They will average 910 square feet apiece and will be accommodated by amenities including, but not limited to, a fitness center, an outdoor recreational area behind the building, 50 off-street parking spaces, and laundry facilities. Monadnock Construction is the developer and Dattner Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2018.
Capital Seniors Housing LLC is now presenting plans to the Greenburgh Town Board for their three-story, 101-unit senior housing project at 715 Dobbs Ferry Road, in Greenburgh. That’s a town in southern Westchester County. The building will measure 90,651 square feet, according to Westfair. There will be 71 assisted living units ranging from studios to two-bedrooms or 350 square feet to 900 square feet. Five of the assisted living units will be designated as affordable. In addition, there will be 30 memory-care units ranging from studios to one-bedrooms or 350 square feet to 650 square feet. The building will be surrounded by a 67-car parking lot. Supportive services will be included. The presentation comes after the town board, in December, approved a deal to sell the property to the developer for $3.5 million. The 6.89-acre site, once home to Frank’s Nursery & Crafts, must first be remediated. Meyer Design is behind the architecture.
Happy Living Development has filed applications for a 12-story, nine-unit mixed-use building at 441 West 37th Street, in Midtown West. The project will measure 19,441 square feet in its entirety. Part of the ground floor will contain a 357-square-foot doctor’s office. The rest of the ground floor and the second floor will host a single duplex unit, followed by full-floor apartments on the third through eighth floors. Two duplex apartments will be located across the ninth through 12th floors. The units should average 1,647 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. Amenities will include private residential storage space, bike storage, “recreation space” on the second floor, and a rooftop terrace. De-Jan Lu’s Greenwich Village-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,468-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a two-story commercial building. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The nearest subway station is the 34 St – Hudson Yards terminus of the 7 train.
New construction is coming to the rather desolate area near rail yards in eastern Mott Haven, in the South Bronx. Prolific affordable builder Radson Development is planning a 13-story affordable apartment building at 869 East 147th Street, between Timson and Austin places.