The Department of City Planning is reviewing proposals to construct a 4.65-acre mixed-use affordable housing development near the Metro-North Station in Wakefield, The Bronx. If approved, the six-building complex would create approximately 1,200 income-restricted apartments, 28,000 square feet of retail space, 87,000 square feet of community facilities, 130,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, and 600 parking spaces.
Located at 2800 Goulden Avenue, at the perpendicular intersection of West 197th Street and Goulden Avenue, a new nursing education facility will soon span 51,670 square feet. The building is being designed by Urbahn Architects PLLC, an architecture firm located in the Garment District in Manhattan.
Storage Deluxe, doing business an an anonymous Bronx-based LLC, has filed applications for a five-story, 218,500-square-foot self-storage facility at 2880 Exterior Street, in the North Bronx’s Kingsbridge section. The project will feature a lobby and offices on part of the ground floor, followed by storage units throughout the rest of the building, which will have two below-grade levels. It will include four loading berths, as well as five off-street parking spaces. Jack Wilbern’s Virginia-based architecture firm Butz • Wilbern, which is prolific with storage facility projects, is the architect of record. The 124,988-square-foot site is largely vacant, with exception to a single-story commercial building and a warehouse. Demolition permits were filed in April for the commercial building.
Property owner Egris Haxhari has filed applications for a four-story, 16-unit residential building at 2953 Barnes Avenue, in Allerton, located four blocks from the Burke Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The structure will encompass 12,927 square feet, and its residential units should average 687 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities will include off-street parking for eight cars, storage space for eight bikes, laundry facilities, and a 400-square-foot outdoor recreational area. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 5,000-square-foot lot was occupied by a two-story house until it was demolished in March.
Bronx-based Las Gun Hill Dos Realty Corp. has filed applications for two two-story, two-family mixed-use buildings at 1664-1668 East Gun Hill Road, in the North Bronx’s Pelham Gardens neighborhood, located 10 blocks east of the Gun Hill Road stop on the 5 train. From west to east, they will measure 6,381 and 5,316 square feet respectively. Both will contain 1,567 square feet of commercial-retail space on their ground floor. Across both buildings, the residential units should average a family-sized 1,297 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gino Longo is the architect of record. The 7,925-square-foot lot is currently vacant.