Small-scale development is slowly returning to Wakefield and Williamsbridge, two northern Bronx neighborhoods lined with one- and two-family homes where pockets of new construction grew in the early to mid-2000s. The city downzoned Wakefield in 2007 and Williamsbridge in 2011, discouraging new construction in two of the city’s most affordable places to buy a home. Despite that, we’ve noticed a growing number of little buildings planned in the areas just beyond Bronx Park, . Today, a new building application was filed for a four-story, eight-unit building at 626 East 223rd Street, between Carpenter Avenue and White Plains Road in Wakefield.
NNT Development has filed applications for a four-unit residential development spanning the vacant lots 410-416 Bartlett Avenue, in Arden Heights, on Staten Island’s South Shore. The project will consists of a three-story, two-unit building measuring 2,250 square feet, and two single-family homes each measuring 1,460 square feet. Stanley Krebushevski’s Staten Island-based SMK Architect is designing.
Eugene Khody, operating under an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for a seven-story, seven-unit residential building at the 25-foot-wide vacant lot of 786 Park Place, in eastern Crown Heights, four blocks north of the Nostrand Av. stop on the 3 train. The building will measure just 4,865 square feet, which means units will likely be rentals, averaging 695 square feet. Richard Walsh, of Citiscape Consulting, is the applicant of record.
In January, Greystone snapped up a vacant lot next to the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope for $13,500,000, and now YIMBY has the first look at the 12-story rental building planned for the site at 225 4th Avenue.
In March, Ekstein Development began excavation at 25-19 43rd Avenue, in Long Island City, where a nine-story, 86-unit residential building is planned, and now Real Estate Weekly has renderings of the project, dubbed Dutch. The 86 condominiums will spread across 68,145 square feet of residential space, working out to an average unit of just 792 square feet. GF55 Partners is designing, while GACE Consulting Engineers is serving as the structural engineer. Foundation work is currently underway, per TCSB, and completion is slated for January 2017.