Sometimes, the wheels of new development roll very slowly. It was close to two years ago that a proposal for three new houses in the Bronx’s Fieldston Historic District went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. A revised (and scaled-down) proposal came before the commissioners last Tuesday, but there was, again, no approval.
In January, D&K Realty Development filed applications for three three-story, three-family residential buildings at 518-522 West 232nd Street, in southern Riverdale, located six blocks from the 231st Street stop on the 1 train. Now, the developer is scraping those plans, in favor of a single building. Newly filed applications call for a four-story, nine-unit structure measuring 14,148 square feet. The residential units should average 996 square feet, which means condominiums are probably in the works. Amenities listed in the Schedule A include an eight-car parking garage in the cellar and a laundry room. Flushing-based Michael Kang is still the architect of record.
New development rarely happens in Riverdale, because big brick co-op buildings and townhouses populated most of the northwestern Bronx neighborhood in the wave of construction that swept across New York City after World War II. But every once in a while, a developer cobbles together a site in the quiet, middle-class enclave. Yesterday, we spotted permits for a 14-story apartment building at 3644 Oxford Avenue, just over the border from Fieldston.
Flushing-based D&K Realty Development has filed applications for three three-story, three-family residential buildings at 518-522 West 232nd Street, on the southern end of Riverdale in the North Bronx. The square-footage of each building differs slightly, although the entire development will have 8,670 square feet of residential space. Across the buildings, units will average 963 square feet apiece, so either small condos or spacious rental apartments could be in the works. Flushing-based Michael Kang is the architect of record. The site is currently vacant, as its three-story predecessor was demolished back in 2007.
Filed during the turn of the building code in 2014, more applications have been filed for a planned eight-story, 27-unit apartment building at 640 West 238th Street, in the southern, denser area of Riverdale. The building will have 20,205 square feet of residential space, and Shahriar Afshari is designing. The existing two-story, single-family structure passed pre-demolition inspection earlier this month.