Fred Geremia Architects & Planners

2749 Cruger Avenue

Four-Story, Seven- and Nine-Unit Residential Buildings Planned at 2749 Cruger Avenue, Allerton

Newburgh, N.Y.-based property owner Artan Prelaj has filed applications for two four-story, multi-unit residential buildings at 2747-2749 Cruger Avenue, in Allerton, located around the block from the Allerton Avenue stop on the 2/5 trains. From north to south, the buildings will measure 6,219 and 7,543 square feet each. The smaller building will contain seven units averaging 714 square feet apiece, while the larger building will host nine units averaging 659 square feet apiece, both indicative of rental apartments. Both buildings will be topped by a penthouse level that will be associated with one of the fourth floor apartments. There will also be private residential storage in the cellar. Fernando Geremia’s Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story brick house. Permits were filed to demolish it last year.


2889 East 197th Street

Three-Story, Five-Unit Residential Building Planned At 2889 East 197th Street, Middletown-Pelham Bay

Scarsdale, N.Y.-based Ducaj Construction Corp. has filed applications for a three-story, five-unit residential building at 2889 East 197th Street, in Middletown-Pelham Bay, located five blocks from the Pelham Bay Park stop on the 6 train. The new building will measure 6,340 square feet in total and its residential units should average 951 square feet apiece, possibly indicative of condominiums. There will be two apartments each on the ground and second floors, and a full-floor unit on the third floor. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The corner lot is currently vacant.


839 East 226th Street

Three-Story, Eight-Unit Residential Building Filed At 839 East 226th Street, Wakefield

Property owner Mark Berishaj, based in Yonkers, N.Y., has filed applications for a three-story, eight-unit residential building at 839 East 226th Street, in southern area of the North Bronx neighborhood of Wakefield, located two blocks from the 225th Street stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The new building will encompass 8,710 square feet and its residential units will average 817 square feet apiece, which means market-rate rentals are probably in the works. There will be two apartments on the ground floor and three units each on the two upper floors. Seven automobile parking spaces are planned, probably at a surface lot behind the building. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planning is the architect of record. Demolition permits were filed last December to knock down the site’s existing two-story house.


3053 Villa Avenue in June 2014, image via Google Maps

Permits Filed: 3053 Villa Avenue, Bedford Park, Bronx

Small market-rate developers in the Bronx have slowed down their plans for new buildings since the 421-a tax abatement program expired last month. But a few risk takers are still planning projects in the borough’s more established neighborhoods, like Bedford Park. Last week, developer Arben Mitaj filed plans for an eight-story market-rate building at 3053 Villa Avenue, between Bedford Park Boulevard and East 204th Street in Bedford Park.

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3430 Third Avenue

Four-Story, 11-Unit Residential Project Planned At 3430 Third Avenue, Morrisania

Property owner Franc Gjini has filed applications for a four-story, 11-unit residential building at 3430 Third Avenue, in Morrisania, located on the block between East 166th and 167th streets. The development will measure just 6,518 square feet in total and its residential units will average 593 square feet apiece, indicative of small rental apartments. The ground floor will host two apartments and the floors above will contain three apartments each. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide lot has long been vacant.


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