Alexander Development Group and The Bluestone Organization have held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their planned 16-story, 249-unit mixed-use building at 42 West Broad Street, in Mount Vernon’s Fleetwood neighborhood. The project will include 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and the developer is also making upgrades to the adjacent four-level municipal parking garage. The existing single-story grocery store was vacated last year and must first be demolished, according to Westfair. The building will be located four blocks from the Fleetwood Metro-North Railroad station. Completion is expected in 2017.
MacQuesten Development and NYS Homes and Community Renewal have announced an 11-story, 80-unit rental building at the vacant lot of 130 Mount Vernon Avenue, in Mount Vernon, per Real Estate Weekly. Dubbed The Modern, the $31.5 million project will include 9,400 square feet of retail space. The building is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2016.
North of the Bronx, the city of Mount Vernon is in many ways more similar to New York City than to anything else in Westchester County, with its dense housing stock and diverse population of African-Americans, West…