The loss of the 421-a tax abatement has certainly hurt development in the Bronx, but a few determined builders are still venturing out to parts of the borough where new construction is rare. Chelsea-based developer Kim Tasher has filed plans for a five-story residential and medical building at 1144 Evergreen Avenue, in the southeast Bronx neighborhood of Soundview.
A long-stalled, 11-story mixed-use development at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Boerum Place in Downtown Brooklyn is finally taking shape. Construction chronicler Tectonic recently swung by the site to capture the progress, and the bottom retail floors are already getting glassed up.
Demolitions aren’t particularly frequent in historic districts, but it looks like another one is going to happen. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to demolish the current building at 466-468 Columbus Avenue, on the Upper West Side, and replace it with a mixed-use building. While the commissioners weren’t ready to approve the proposal, the demolition aspect didn’t seem to be a stumbling block.
A small, modern apartment building is coming to Quincy Street on the northern edge of Bed-Stuy, and YIMBY has the first look at the project, which is under construction between Patchen and Ralph avenues.
East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets.