The new Edenwald YMCA in The Bronx will officially move forward following full approval from the City Council, New York City Planning Commission, and the Department of Buildings. Located at 1250 East 229th Street, the development is expected to create over 100 temporary jobs in its construction phase, and another 100 permanent jobs once completed.
Permits have been filed for a three-story YMCA at 1250 East 229th Street, in Edenwald, The Bronx. The site is five blocks away from the Baychester Avenue subway station, serviced by the 2 and 5 trains. The non-profit New York City Economic Development Corporation is listed as behind the applications.
The New York City YMCA has begun the public approval process for a new facility planned in the Northeast Bronx. The project is located in the Edenwald neighborhood, and will be located at 1250 East 229th Street. This latest expansion is part of the organization’s ongoing growth alongside the La Central project, which YIMBY has previously reported on.
The team behind the La Central Development has closed a deal for financing towards the construction of their massive mixed-use project in the Melrose Community of the South Bronx. This is one of the largest mixed-income projects currently under construction in New York City. Once complete, the project will span 1.1 million square feet, with five buildings and 992 units entirely devoted to affordable housing.
YIMBY revealed renderings and reported on new building applications last year for La Central, a five-building, 992-unit mixed-use development planned on an assemblage of vacant lots at 430 Westchester Avenue, in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project required approval via the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). That process was nearly completed on Wednesday, when the City Council voted to approve the proposal, the Daily News reported. Mayor Bill de Blasio still has to sign off on it. Assuming his honor does, construction would be carried out in two phases, with the first phase to be completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. The buildings will range from eight to 25 stories and all 992 apartments will be designated as affordable or supportive housing. The majority will rent at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery, although 160 will be supportive units. Over 45,000 square feet of retail is planned, as well as 30,000 square feet of community facilities.