Construction is wrapping on a nine-story affordable housing project, named Excelsior II, at 120 West 169th Street, in The Bronx’s Highbridge. YIMBY covered the rendering reveal for this site in 2014, and the project is expected to be complete before the end of this month. Highbridge Community Development Corporation is responsible for the development, and the Briarwood Organization is handling general contracting.
Great Neck, N.Y.-based Global Management has filed applications for an eight-story, 35-unit residential building at 237 West 167th Street, in the West Bronx’s Highbridge section. The project will encompass 27,906 square feet and rise 74 feet to its roof. Its residential units should average 698 square feet apiece, which means rental apartments are likely in the works. Mohammad R. Badaly’s Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based architecture firm is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide, 7,500-square-foot lot is vacant.
The South Bronx is suddenly booming with new construction. Most of the action is happening along the waterfront in Mott Haven and Port Morris, but investors looking for cheaper properties have started paying attention to neighborhoods below the typical real estate radar, like Highbridge.
Property owner Shahin Badaly, doing business as an anonymous Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based LLC, has filed application for a four-story, 10-unit residential building at 1072 University Avenue, in Highbridge. The structure will measure 6,452 square feet, which means its residential units should average 645 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments. There will be two to three per floor. Mount Vernon-based SJBP Consulting Engineers is the applicant of record. The 27-foot-wide, 2,673-square-foot property is currently vacant. The site is located eight blocks from the 167th Street on the 4 train.
A long-vacant South Bronx lot in Highbridge may become new housing. Building applications were filed last week to develop eight stories of apartments at 1285 Edward L Grant Highway, on the corner of West 169th Street.