Updated renderings from Gerald Caliendo Architects offer a first look at an 11-story mixed-use building at 2 Mount Hope Place in Morris Heights, The Bronx. The development is alternately addressed as 1840 Jerome Avenue and will comprise a mix of rental apartments, retail space, and community facilities.
The construction site is located on the corner of Mount Hope Place and Jerome Avenue. Permits submitted to the Department of Buildings specify that the structure will encompass 149,784 square feet.
The façade incorporates white, beige, and dark brown paneling with what appears to be PTAC-fitted windows and dark metal mullions. The lower levels of the building are enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, as is typical for commercial retail.
The lower levels will be reserved for the retail component and community facilities. Retail space will be the building’s second-largest component at approximately 31,000 square feet. The unspecified community facility is, by far, the smallest planned component at around 3,400 square feet.
The residential component will occupy just over 115,000 square feet. While the developer has confirmed that a portion of the building will yield below market-rate apartments, it has not been specified how many of the units and for which income levels the residences will be reserved. Beyond the inclusion of 100 enclosed parking spaces, the project team has also not revealed if amenities will be made available to future occupants.
The development is the latest project from Bronx-based developer Sam Kafif, who has not publicly commented on the expected completion date for the building.