Construction has been completed and occupancy is underway at the 12-story, 154-unit affordable-supporting housing project at 1191 Boston Road, in the Bronx’s Morrisania section. Photos of the new building can be seen in a Curbed NY report. Dubbed Boston Road, the building encompasses 94,000 square feet and rises 119 feet above street level. It’s variety of affordable and supportive apartments, which are rentals, should average 315 square feet apiece. They are being leased at below-market rates to formerly homeless people, seniors, Medicaid users, and those living with HIV/AIDS. Amenities include a fitness center, a roof terrace, a garden, a computer lab, and storage for eight bikes. Breaking Ground is the developer and Alexander Gorlin Architects is behind the architecture.
Property owner Ali Saleh, doing business as an anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, 10-unit mixed-use building at 921 Eagle Avenue, in Morrisania, located five blocks from Metro-North Railroad’s Melrose station. The structure will measure 9,813 square feet and will feature a 1,785-square-foot community facility on the ground floor. The residential units, which will begin on the second floor, should average 803 square feet apiece. Amenities include laundry facilities, private residential storage, and a 600-square-foot rooftop terrace. Ling Li’s Flushing-based Li Architect Associates is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Aghogho Emenike, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 792 East 169th Street, in Morrisania, located seven blocks from the Freeman Street stop on the 2/5 trains. The structure will encompass 12,500 square feet, and its residential units should average 1,000 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. East Harlem-based Anthony Somefun is the applicant of record. The 40-foot-wide, 5,094-square-foot plot is currently occupied by a three-story residential structure. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
It’s been a year since YIMBY revealed plans to develop two affordable rental buildings next to Thessalonia Baptist Church in Morrisania, in the South Bronx. Now, new building applications have been filed for the first piece of the project at 960 Prospect Avenue.
Kiumarz Geula, doing business as an anonymous LLC, originally filed applications for a six-story, 46,954-square-foot school building at 3458 Third Avenue, in Morrisania, back in December of 2012. Now, the same plans are being revived under William Leung’s Financial District-based Array Architecture Studio, which replaced Westchester County-based SWL Architect. The new building’s ground floor will host a lobby and administrative offices. There will be classrooms located on the second through fifth floors, a cafeteria on the second, and a gymnasium on the sixth. There aren’t any details concerning who would be attending the school, although the city’s School Construction Authority appears not to be involved, which means it could be private.