A hotel boom is taking over the Bronx. Today we noticed plans for a hotel in the northwestern corner of the Bronx, in the working-class Norwood neighborhood. The six-story commercial building would rise at 3466 Webster Avenue, next to the Williamsbridge Metro-North Railroad station.
The building would have 47 hotel rooms squeezed into 15,929 square feet of commercial space, for a typical room measuring 340 square feet. Each of the first five floors would hold seven to 10 rooms, followed by a 3,200-square-foot community facility on the sixth floor.
The cellar would include a few budget hotel amenities, like an exercise room, business room, and breakfast area, plus a laundry room.
The developer is North Bergen, N.J.-based Nehalkumar Gandhi. He’s planning three other Bronx hotels in Longwood, Belmont, and Soundview, in addition to ones in Manhattan’s Lower East Side and Ocean Hill, Brooklyn. Michael Kang Architect will handle the design.
Gandhi picked up the 12,000-square-foot vacant lot for $950,000 in April. The property sits just south of Gun Hill Road and backs up to the Metro-North stop. It’s also about a 10-minute walk from the Gun Hill Road stop on the 2 and 5 trains and a 12-minute walk from the Norwood stop on the D train.
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