Renderings have been revealed of the 12-story, 305-unit mixed-use project at 443 East 162nd Street, located on the corner of Brook and Elton avenues in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project’s developers—the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (WHEDco.), BFC Partners, the the city’s Housing Preservation & Development (HPD)—broke ground on it last week, Curbed NY reported.
Foral Park, N.Y.-based Metropolitan Homes has filed applications for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings at 1727 Undercliff Avenue, in the Morris Heights section of the West Bronx. The buildings will measure 4,410 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 924 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments with family-sized configurations. Shahriar Afshari’s Roslyn, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot site is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits have not been filed.
A Flushing-based property owner has filed applications for an eight-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 137-70 Northern Boulevard, in downtown Flushing. The project will encompass 54,983 square feet and rise 97 feet to its roof. There will be 14,251 square feet of retail space across parts of the ground through third floors, followed by 5,361 square feet of medical office space on the third floor and 12 apartments across the fourth through eighth floors. The residential units should average 1,580 square feet apiece, which means they will likely be condominiums.
In early 2015, YIMBY reported on plans for a four-story, three-unit mixed-use building at 2746 Fulton Street, located near the corner of Bradford Street, in the Cypress Hills section of East New York. Thanks to the passage of the East New York rezoning in early 2016, a new developer is now proposing a larger project. Brooklyn-based Blessed Homes LLC has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit mixed-use building at the site. It will measure 9,700 square feet and contain 1,870 square feet of ground-floor retail space. There will five full-floor residential units, averaging 1,104 square feet apiece, across the second through sixth floors.
In April 2016, Forest Hills Scenery Family LLC filed applications for three two-story, two-family houses at 65-17 through 65-21 110th Street, in Forest Hills. Those plans never came to fruition, and now the same property owner is filing plans for two three-story, three-unit residential buildings, in addition to a two-story, two-family building, at the same site.