More market rate development may be coming to Mott Haven in the South Bronx. New building applications call for a seven-story residential project at 417 East 135th Street, just north of the Major Deegan Expressway.
Somerset Partners is renovating the single-story commercial building at 2430 Third Avenue, on the corner of East 134th Street in Mott Haven, into a coffee shop. According to DNAinfo (h/t Curbed NY), the NYC-based coffee chain Filtered Coffee, co-owned by Karen Paul and Aaron Baird, will operate the new café. Both the interior and exteriors of the structure are being renovated and repurposed. New entrances are being added in addition to a skylight, per the latest filing with the Department of Buildings. Vladimir Constant’s NoMad-based The Hudson Group is the applicant of record, although Barcelona-based Alonso Balaguer is designing the project. The shop’s grand opening is scheduled for April 2.
In June of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a 10-story, 57-unit mixed-income rental project at 221 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, but now Tahoe Development is swapping plans for a seven-story, 50-unit market-rate condominium building. Welcome2TheBronx reports the developer is abandoning plans to include affordable units due to cost concerns. It would also be the first market-rate condo project in the South Bronx since the 2008 financial crisis. The condos will come in studio, one-, and two-bedroom layouts, and the new building will contain ground-floor retail space as previously planned. Hudson Square’s Michael Muroff Architect is the architect of record. The existing two-story warehouse is currently being demolished.
Most developers building market-rate apartments in the South Bronx have set their sights on Port Morris, a relatively narrow industrial strip that wraps around the southern tip of the borough. But Treetop Development just paid $6 million for a site several blocks north, at 121-129 East 144th Street in Mott Haven.
Ten years after the city rezoned a desolate, industrial section of the South Bronx waterfront, the area is on the edge of a major transformation. The latest evidence of that change comes with an application to build a 12-story hotel at 82 Brown Place, between Bruckner Boulevard and the Harlem River freight yards.