The South Bronx is suddenly booming with construction, and YIMBY has renderings for one of the biggest projects underway in Mott Haven, near the banks of the Harlem River. The unique multi-building development will include two affordable rental buildings and a Hampton Inn, on a block next to the Major Deegan Expressway and the 145th Street Bridge to Harlem.
A forlorn industrial area next to the Cross Bronx Expressway in West Farms may finally see new life, now that plans have been filed for a large affordable housing development there. Prolific affordable developer Monadnock Construction hopes to build a 15-story mixed-use building at 1905 West Farms Road, near the Bronx River and P.S. 214.
Gateway Estates, a multi-phased development consisting of affordable residential units and commercial space in southern East New York, is now preparing for its final phase of construction. The city is behind schedule in building the proper infrastructure, and work won’t be finished until late 2017, per the New York Daily News, but 1,295 apartments and 225 homes are planned on the vacant land. Financing is expected to close by the end of this year. Nehemiah, the Department of Design and Construction, Metro Industrial Areas Foundation and Monadnock Construction are developing.
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.
While YIMBY likes to highlight the market-rate development popping up throughout the northern Bronx, the units permitted still lean heavily towards the subsidized and the southern portion of the borough. Case in point: a large 290-unit…