Stock N’ Lock, doing business as SNL Storage, has filed applications for a two-story, 49,560-square-foot self-storage facility at 1430 Bruckner Boulevard, located between Bronx River and Close avenues in the East Bronx’s Soundview section. The new building will stand 29 feet in height and host 25,625 square feet of commercial space. Self-storage units will be located on the cellar, ground, and second floors. There will also be two loading berths and two off-street parking spaces. Virginia-based Butz Wilbern LTD is the applicant of record. The 25,639-square-foot lot is occupied by a few small warehouses. Demolition permits were filed in September.
A vacant lot in the far-flung southeastern Bronx neighborhood of Soundview is set to be redeveloped. The non-profit Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness plans to develop a six-story supportive housing project at 1600 Randall Avenue, at the edge of NYCHA’s Soundview Houses and Soundview Park.
The loss of the 421-a tax abatement has certainly hurt development in the Bronx, but a few determined builders are still venturing out to parts of the borough where new construction is rare. Chelsea-based developer Kim Tasher has filed plans for a five-story residential and medical building at 1144 Evergreen Avenue, in the southeast Bronx neighborhood of Soundview.
Last year, residential development in the South Bronx was booming. This year, builders are looking at their future tax bills – without the 421-a tax break – and realizing that it’s safer and cheaper to build hotels than apartments.
The Azimuth Development Group is planning an expansive mixed-use project at 1755 Watson Avenue, between Rosedale Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, in the Soundview section of the Bronx. The 250,000-square-foot building will house 250 mixed-income residential units, plus 20,000 square feet of retail space. With the residential units spread across 230,000 square feet, that means units averaging about 920 square feet. Aufgang Architects is the designer.