The Mott Haven waterfront is booming with market-rate development, but the neighborhood’s northern border with Melrose is still a bastion of affordable and supportive housing.
Orrie Shoshani, doing business as an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, eight-unit mixed-use building at 582 East 138th Street, in Mott Haven, located two blocks from the Brook Avenue stop on the 6 train. The structure will encompass 10,322 square feet and will feature 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Residential units will begin on the second floor and should average 625 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Oscar M. Fuertes’ Bayside-based OMF Architecture is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently vacant.
Back in December of 2014, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 94-key hotel at 860 East 147th Street, in eastern Mott Haven, located two blocks from the East 149th Street stop on the 6 train. Now, Radson Development is proposing to develop a 12-story, 165-unit all-affordable residential project at 860-880 East 147th Street, DNAinfo reported. The developer is currently taking the 170,000-square-foot project, which requires an individual rezoning, through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). It recently received approval from Bronx Community Board 1 under certain conditions, including that the property at 860 East 147th Street, where the owner filed plans for a hotel, is to be excluded from the rezoning. If approved, the new building, dubbed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, would rent all its units, which would be rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedrooms, to extremely low- and low-income households. Amenities include a community room, laundry facilities, and rooftop terraces. Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) is designing. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in early 2017 and be completed in late 2018. Five two- and three-story townhouses must first be demolished.
When we wrote about plans for 221 East 138th Street last summer, the developer hoped to include affordable housing in the new South Bronx apartment building. Now Anthony Gurino, of Tahoe Development, has decided to make the project in Mott Haven entirely market-rate, joining the ranks of a few other ambitious projects in this industrial neighborhood.
In addition to the announcement for the 145-unit, all-affordable senior residential building at Fort Greene’s Ingersoll Houses, the New York City Housing Authority has revealed plans for another all-affordable senior residential building at 560 East 137th Street, located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue within the Mill Brook Houses development, in Mott Haven. The building will rise nine stories and will contain 156 below-market rate rental apartments, the New York Times reports. Dubbed Mill Brook Terrace, it will include a senior center, a community room, and a rooftop garden. West Side Federation is the developer and has already ground-leased the site, currently a parking lot, from the city for 60 years. Construction is expected to begin next year.