A pair of 12-story affordable rental buildings are coming to two blocks in Mount Hope, in the central Bronx. Developer Thorobird Companies is planning to construct the two buildings at 225 East 179th Street and 220 East 178th Street, a block apart between Anthony Avenue and Grand Concourse.
Sam Mahgerefteh, doing business as Great Neck-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, two-unit residential building at 1773 Topping Avenue, in Mount Hope, located four blocks from the 174-175 Streets stop on the B/D trains. The new structure would measure 3,703 square feet and would rise from a 17-foot-wide, 1,615-square-foot vacant lot. The units would average a spacious 1,851 square feet apiece, with the first unit occupying the ground and second floors, and the other occupying the upper two levels. The ground floor will also have an enclosed parking space. Sion Hourizadeh’s Floral Park-based Sion Associates is the applicant of record.
Kim Tasher of SKF Development has filed applications for an eight-story, 39-unit residential building at 240 East 178th Street, in Mount Hope, located around the corner from the Tremont Avenue stop on the B and D trains. The project will encompass 27,603 square feet and its residential units, which appear to be market-rate, will average a rental-sized 648 square feet apiece. The new building will include laundry and a 782-square-foot recreation area in the cellar. Mohammad Badaly’s Mount Vernon-based Badaly Architects is the architect of record. The 50-foot-wide lot is currently occupied by a two-story wood-frame house, for which demolition permits have not been received.
Lorenzo De Vardo, operating under an LLC, has filed applications for a 10-story, 18-unit residential building at 1771 Weeks Avenue, in Mount Hope, two blocks east of the B and D trains’ stop at 175th Street and Grand Concourse. The building will measure 19,512 square feet, boasting relatively large average units of 1,084 square feet apiece. Reza Khamcy’s Great Neck-based Icon Engineering is the applicant of record, and permits were filed in July to demolish an existing two-story structure.
The struggling central Bronx neighborhoods of Mount Hope, Tremont, and West Farms are ripe for new construction, and the borough’s small developers are finally starting to take notice. One developer hopes to build a little four-story residential building at 1779 Weeks Avenue, just north of the Cross Bronx Expressway in Mount Hope.