Back in December of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a nine-story, 86-key hotel at 4729 Third Avenue, in Belmont, located two blocks south of the Metro-North Railroad’s Fordham station. Now, Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architecture firm has revealed colored schematic drawings of the project. It can also be revealed that InterContinental Hotels Group will be the hotel operator and is planning a Holiday Inn Express. The structure, which will rise on a 6,229-square-foot triangular lot, will encompass 43,789 square feet. Guest amenities will include laundry facilities, a fitness center, a business center with meeting rooms, a breakfast area, luggage storage, and parking for four bikes. Syosset, N.Y.-based Neelam Chadha is the developer. The property is currently occupied by a small single-story warehouse, and demolition permits were filed in December.
Property owner Eleen Nihan has filed applications for a four-story, seven-unit mixed-use building at 2414 Hughes Avenue, in Belmont, located four blocks south of Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus. The structure will encompass 5,837 square feet and will include a 312-square-foot doctors office on the ground floor. The residential units should average 643 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are in the works. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The site’s existing two-story wood-framed house must first be demolished.
Last September, L+M Development filed plans for a 12-story affordable rental building on a vacant lot next to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Now the hospital is developing a large residential project with two towers on another empty plot at 4507 Third Avenue, between 182nd and 183rd streets.
Market-rate development is finally returning to Belmont, a neighborhood just south of Fordham University in the northeastern Bronx. Yesterday, developer Gac Haxhari filed applications for an eight-story market-rate building at 2118 Mapes Avenue, between East 180th and 181st streets, which is two short blocks from Bronx Park.
Plenty of hotels are cropping up in the South Bronx, but new hotels rarely arrive in northern Bronx neighborhoods like Belmont or University Heights. That appears to be changing with a filing for an eight-story hotel at 4729 Third Avenue in Belmont, just south of the Fordham University campus.