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.
Property owner Kim Tasher, doing business as an anonymous LLC, has filed applications for an eight-story, 15-unit residential building at 111 East 183rd Street, in Fordham, located three blocks from the 183rd Street stop on the 4 train. The structure will measure 13,597 square feet and will include a 190-square-foot medical office on the ground floor. The residential units should average 741 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. Amenities include a 782-square-foot outdoor recreational space behind the building and laundry facilities in the cellar. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon architecture firm is the architect of record. The project will rise on a 25-foot-wide, 2,158-square-foot lot currently occupied by a two-and-a-half-story, wood-framed house. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications to build a five-story, 67,405-square-foot school behind the existing five-story P.S. 46 Edgar Allen Poe branch, located at 279 East 196th Street, in Fordham. The expansion, with an address at 2760 Briggs Avenue, will host administrative offices, two cafeterias, and classrooms on the ground floor, followed by a gym, an exercise room, and a 280-person auditorium on the second floor, and finally classrooms on the third through fifth floors. An outdoor playground will be located on the fourth floor. Hell’s Kitchen-based Mitchell Giurgola Architects is the architect of record. An existing block-thru, single-story building must first be demolished.
The $34 million renovation and redesign of Fordham Plaza – bound by East 189th Street and East Fordham Road, and Park Avenue and Firefighters Boulevard in the West Bronx – has recently been completed, according to the Architect’s Newspaper. The plaza was designed by Grimshaw Architects and features a café, market canopies, public toilets, vegetation, and seating. It also serves 12 bus lines and is directly above the Fordham station on the Metro-North Railroad. The initiative behind the project was to reduce traffic accidents and to create a more pedestrian-friendly experience. The city’s Department of Design and Construction and Department of Transportation were behind the project.
Chee Wong’s TNE Buildings has filed applications for one five-story, 10-unit building and one five-story, eight-unit residential building at 368-372 East 194th Street, in Fordham, five blocks from the Kingsbridge Road stop on the B and D trains. Located minutes from Fordham University’s Rose Hill campus, the 10-unit one will have 7,965 square feet in residential space, which means units will average 796 square feet apiece. Meanwhile, the other one will have 4,791 square feet of residential space, with units measuring an average 599 square feet each. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. Last October, two existing 2.5-story houses were filed for demolition.