Thanks to Fordham University at its northern edge and a relatively stable community of Italians, Albanians, and Puerto Ricans, Belmont remains an attractive place to develop market-rate housing in the Bronx. YIMBY has noticed a handful of new rental projects there in the last year, and now we can add another one to the list.
Property owner Yair Bohadana, based in Morrisania, has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 2110 Hughes Avenue in Belmont, a few blocks away from the Bronx Zoo. The building will measure 5,520 square feet in total, and units will average a rental-sized 690 square feet each. The two fourth-floor units will also share an upper-level mezzanine, bringing the building’s roof to 51 feet. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the site’s four-story predecessor was demolished by the HPD in 2001.
L+M Development and Hornig Capital Partners have filed applications for a 12-story, 133-unit mixed-use building at 4439 Third Avenue in Belmont, between East 181st and 182nd Streets. All of the residential units will rent at below-market rates, and average a relatively spacious 955 square feet apiece. Another 11,425 square feet of communal facility space will operate on the ground floor, and Dattner Architects is designing.
Developer AB Capstone has filed plans for a second residential building at 2406 Hoffman Street just south of Fordham University in the Belmont section of the Bronx, following on the heels of their first project a block away on Arthur Avenue.
With Fordham University just to the north and a diverse population that includes Albanians and one of the borough’s last concentrations of Italian-Americans, Belmont is ground zero for the Bronx’s post-recession market-rate building boom. YIMBY has…