Most of the new buildings under construction in Melrose, at the heart of the South Bronx, are large and heavily subsidized. The city is already developing two sprawling affordable complexes in the neighborhood, La Central and Melrose Commons. But every once in a while, a developer manages to finance a small market-rate building like 411 East 151st Street, and YIMBY has the first look at the future seven-story development.
Property owner Yair Bohadana has filed applications for a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 1173 Tinton Avenue, in Morrisania, six blocks north of the Prospect Avenue stop on the 2 and 5 trains. The building will measure 5,324 square feet, which means units will average a rental-sized 665 square feet apiece. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the site’s two-story predecessor was demolished in 2001.
Avi Baranes has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit mixed-use building at 352 Willis Avenue, in Mott Haven, six blocks from the 6 train’s stop at 3rd Avenue – 138th Street. The building will measure just 4,223 square feet, and will include 1,425 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Above, full-floor residential units will average 1,400 square feet, indicative of condos, which would be big news for this part of the Bronx. Long Island-based Shahriar Afshari is the architect of record, and the corner lot comes vacant.
The South Bronx neighborhoods of Melrose and Morrisania have become ground zero for new affordable housing development. Now another new affordable project is slated for the area, in the transit-starved heart of Morrisania at 3365 3rd Avenue.
Great Neck-based Shelter Rock Builders has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 1355 Plimpton Avenue, in Highbridge, seven blocks from the 167th Street stop on the 4 train. The building will measure 4,769 square feet in total, which means full-floor units will measure 1,192 square feet; the fourth-floor unit will also feature a fifth-floor penthouse. Queens-based Gerald Caliendo is the architect of record, and the site’s former two-story house was demolished in the 1990s.