Permits have been filed for two new 12-story residential buildings in The Bronx’s Fordham Heights neighborhood. Manhattan-based UA Builders Group is developing the site, located at 2065 and 2067 Ryer Avenue, and the pair will be among the taller buildings in the area, which is mostly dominated by five and six-story apartment blocks. The site is four blocks from the Tremont Ave. and 182-183rd Street Subway Stations for the B and D trains.
A Bronx-based property owner has filed applications for a four-story, 18-unit residential project at 2667 Kingsbridge Terrace, located in the West Bronx’s Fordham Manor section. The new building will measure 15,930 square feet and its residential units should average 713 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. The units will spread across four above-grade floors plus an upper penthouse level. Pelham, N.Y.-based Fred Geremia Architects & Planners is the architect of record. The 52-foot-wide, 5,965-square-foot plot is occupied by a two-story house. Demolition permits were filed in September.
SROs, or single room occupancy hotels, house some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in New York City, but policies created dating to the 1950s and 1960s have resulted in residential hotels being gradually converted to market-rate housing or hotels. Yesterday, an SRO owner in the Fordham Heights section of the Bronx filed plans to convert his five-story building at 2327 Grand Concourse to a hotel or a dormitory.
Jamaica-based Phoenix Home Realty has filed applications for an eight-story, 16-unit residential building at 2692 Creston Avenue, in the West Bronx’s Fordham section. The project will measure 19,111 square feet and its residential units should average 947 square feet apiece. It’s not known whether the apartments will be rentals or condominiums, although the former is more likely based on location. Amenities include a recreation space in the cellar and storage for eight bikes. Gerald J. Caliendo’s Briarwood-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 40-foot-wide, 3,000-square-foot property is currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story house. Demolition permits haven’t been filed. The Kingsbridge Road stops on the D and 4 trains are located within three blocks of the site.
Thorobird Companies is already planning two 12-story affordable rental buildings in Mount Hope, in the central Bronx. They also filed building applications for a third, 12-story project at 2195 Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, half a dozen blocks to the north and west of the Mount Hope developments.