Last September, L+M Development filed plans for a 12-story affordable rental building on a vacant lot next to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Now the hospital is developing a large residential project with two towers on another empty plot at 4507 Third Avenue, between 182nd and 183rd streets.
The building’s east tower would reach 11 stories and 120 feet into the air, and the west tower would top out at seven stories, according to building applications filed earlier this week. The complex would span 243,455 square feet and include 181 apartments.
An ambulatory care center and retail would fill the development’s ground floor, followed by more retail, community facility space, recreation rooms, and a terrace on the second floor of the east tower. In the west tower, the residential portion will begin on the second floor with 11 units, and on the third floor of the east tower with 14 units. The number of apartments will vary dramatically by floor, ranging from 11 to 42 units per story.
Both towers would have accessory recreation space on a few upper floors, and residents of the east tower would have access to a roof deck.
The cellar levels would host 177 parking spots, which is actually less parking than we’d expect for such a large project.
When construction finishes, the sprawling building would hold 173,054 square feet of residential space, 53,391 square feet of community facilities, and 17,000 square feet of retail.
Last year, spokesman for L+M told The Real Deal that St. Barnabas’ other residential building would be 100 percent affordable. It seems likely that this project will be partially or completely affordable too. L+M and Hornig Capital Partners once again developing the building, but we don’t know whether they’re leasing or purchasing the lot from the hospital.
Dattner Architects will design the project.
The 72,658-square-foot lot was rezoned six years ago as part of the Third Avenue-Tremont rezoning, which hasn’t produced much development yet. St. Barnabas picked up the property for $5.1 million in 2007, and it hasn’t changed hands since.
Subscribe to the YIMBY newsletter for weekly updates on New York’s top projects