Market-rate projects in the northern Bronx are generally pretty small, topping out at three or four stories and 10 or 12 units. But every once in a while, a market-rate builder snags a decent-sized lot with generous zoning in one of the neighborhoods near Bronx Park. Yesterday we spotted applications for one of these developments at 253 East 204th Street, between East Moshulu Parkway South and Grand Concourse in Bedford Park.
AP&G Company is planning to reposition the three-story, 165,000 square-foot manufacturing building at 170 53rd Street, in Sunset Park, located three blocks west of the R train’s stop at 53rd Street. The company will be vacating the building in order to relocate, and plans to market the renovated property to commercial or manufacturing tenants. The building features 20-foot-high ceilings and a unique 50-foot glass atrium.
Property owner Jack Landau, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit residential building at 462 Seneca Avenue, in western Ridgewood, five blocks from the L train’s stop at Dekalb and Wyckoff Avenues. The building will measure 4,995 square feet in total, which means units will average 714 square feet, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based Barry Goldsmith is the architect of record, and permits were filed earlier this month to demolish an existing two-story townhouse.
After two years in limbo, the city-owned Flatbush Caton Market may finally be redeveloped into affordable housing and a Caribbean business center. During a press conference this morning, the city’s Economic Development Corporation announced plans to demolish the brightly colored building at 794 Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush and replace it with 10 stories of affordable apartments.
Alexander Grinberg, operating as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for six single-family, semi-detached townhouses spanning 150-160 Lily Pond Avenue, in Arrochar, located two blocks south of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The entire development will measure 6,528 square feet in residential space, and each home will stand three stories and measure 1,088 square feet. Staten Island-based Calvanico Associates is the architect of record, and permits were filed in July to demolish an existing single-story nursing home.