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.
The furthest reaches of Midtown West are about to get another mixed-use building designed by Cetra Ruddy. The Soho-based firm filed new building applications this morning for a 13-story residential development with ground floor retail at 572 11th Avenue, on the corner of 43rd Street.
The past few months have seen construction kick into high gear at several sites along and adjacent to the 57th Street corridor, and now 111 West 57th Street will join the pack. Interior demolition and excavation began last year, and now the tower’s crane has arrived on-site, signaling its impending verticality.
Triangle Equities is set to break ground this fall on a huge mixed-use project just behind the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, and YIMBY has new renderings of the hotel-retail-residential complex that will complement a proposed 630-foot-tall ferris wheel.
Crown Heights’ newest big rental building is inching toward the finish line at 505 St Marks Avenue between Franklin and Classon Avenues.