When Robert Moses built the Cross-Bronx Expressway half a century ago, he demolished dozens of large apartment buildings in East Tremont to make way for the six-lane highway. It’s taken the blocks nearby decades to recover, but they are finally seeing new life, in the form of large affordable apartment buildings and small market-rate ones. Yesterday, new building applications were filed for a six-story, market-rate apartment building at 712 East 175th Street.
Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on the Landmarks Preservation Commission approval of the four-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 112 Atlantic Avenue, in northern Cobble Hill (within the Cobble Hill Historic District), after initial plans for the site were rejected the month before. Curbed NY now has a new rendering of the project, which is reportedly now under construction and using the address 325 Henry Street. The latest filings describe a 25,244-square-foot structure with 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The condominium units will begin on the second floor and should average a very spacious 2,169 square feet apiece. There will also be six bike storage spaces and an eight-car automated parking garage in the cellar. BKSK Architects is designing, and Avery Hall Investments and OTL Enterprises are the developers. Completion is probably expected later this year or in 2017.
Property owner Ramon Aquino, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a three-story, single-family townhouse at 126 West 165th Street, in Highbridge, located less than a mile north of the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium stop on the 4/B/D trains. The townhouse will measure a total 2,538 square feet and will rise on a vacant, 16-foot-wide lot. The building will rise 35 feet above street level, which means ceiling heights will be generous, and there will be a single off-street car parking spot. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record.
Back in October of 2015, the Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, located in the five-story building at 147 St. Nicholas Avenue, between West 117th and 118th streets in Harlem, filed applications for an expansion into the vacant corner lot on 118th Street. The five-story, 37,907-square-foot structure would be transformed into a six-story, 51,517-square-foot building through various vertical and horizontal expansions. Harlem+Bespoke now has an on-site rendering of the project, being designed by BL Companies Inc. Once completed, the building will include a cafeteria, classrooms, muti-purpose rooms, administration offices, and an auditorium.
Back in June of 2014, Starwood Capital Group and Naftali Group filed applications to convert the 13-story, 145-unit rental building at 275 West 10th Street, in the West Village, into 38 condominium units. Now, the developers have secured a $65.9 million loan for the project, dubbed the Shephard, according to The Real Deal. The property sits within the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension, so any exterior alterations to the structure would have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. As filed, the building will see its residential space reduced from 139,547 to 136,948 square feet. The condominium units will average a very spacious 3,604 square feet apiece, some of which include penthouse and duplex units. Amenities include a library, a spa, a recreation room, and a fitness center. Beyer Blinder Belle is the design architect and Gachot Studios is the interior designer. The conversion is expected to be complete in 2017.