Empire State Development (ESD) has released a request for expression of interest (RFEI) for the 12.8-acre development site at 400 East 132nd Street, in the South Bronx’s Mott Haven section. The state is seeking to lease or sell the property, which is currently used as a transfer station for trains and trucks, to a development team that’s willing to deck over the station and build a mixed-use project, Crain’s reported. The property, zoned for manufacturing, is an “ESD General Project Plan,” which means the state, through its own approval process, is able to override local zoning regulations. Some percentage of affordable housing is likely envisioned by ESD. The site is owned by the state’s Department of Transportation. Responses are due by February 2, 2017.
The South Bronx hotel boom is picking back up again. Last week, plans were filed for a 10-story hotel at 2568 Park Avenue, in an industrially zoned section of Mott Haven.
Construction is up to the fourth floor on the planned 13-story, 157-unit residential building being developed at 530 Exterior Street, located on the western end of Mott Haven. The construction progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the project will eventually rise 120 feet above street level and measure 151,107 square feet. All of the project’s residential units will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. They will average 910 square feet apiece and will be accommodated by amenities including, but not limited to, a fitness center, an outdoor recreational area behind the building, 50 off-street parking spaces, and laundry facilities. Monadnock Construction is the developer and Dattner Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in early 2018.
New construction is coming to the rather desolate area near rail yards in eastern Mott Haven, in the South Bronx. Prolific affordable builder Radson Development is planning a 13-story affordable apartment building at 869 East 147th Street, between Timson and Austin places.
Since standing three stories tall nearly a year ago, construction is now wrapping up on the 13-story, 66-unit residential building under development at 477 Gerard Avenue, on the western end of Mott Haven. YIMBY can bring you a progress update thanks to photos posted to the forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure encompasses 78,468 square feet. The residential units, market-rate rental apartments, should average 832 square feet apiece. Amenities include a 36-car parking garage, storage for 34 bikes, and a rooftop terrace. Harshad Patel, doing business as Floral Park-based Jai Ganesh Realty, is the developer and Flushing-based Michael Kang is behind the architecture. Occupancy can probably be expected later this year.