Architecture

963 Willoughby Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 963 Willoughby Avenue, Bushwick

Yet another hole in the Bushwick landscape will be filled by new residential construction. Developer Louis Handler, doing business as Willtrout Realty, is planning a five-story apartment project at 963 Willoughby Avenue, on an abandoned lot near the elevated M train tracks on Myrtle Avenue.

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1685 Monroe Avenue, photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Permits Filed: Market-Rate Project at 1685 Monroe Avenue, Claremont

It’s been a busy week for Bronx permits at the Department of Buildings, and now we have a second filing for a market-rate building from Midtown South-based developer Kim Tasher. Prolific Bronx designers Badaly Architects filed a new building application today for an eight-story development at 1685 Monroe Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx, just half a block south of the Cross Bronx Expressway.

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491 Gerard Avenue, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: Affordable Housing at 491 Gerard Avenue, Mott Haven

Since a vast industrial swath of Mott Haven was rezoned in the South Bronx several years ago, affordable housing developers have slowly begun to build in the area, taking advantage of large vacant lots and cheap, derelict factories. One such developer has filed plans for a 12-story affordable building at 491 Gerard Avenue, a block over from the Major Deegan Expressway and a short walk from the 2, 4 and 5 trains at 149th Street-Grand Concourse.

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