It’s been six years since the city rezoned 75 blocks in an industrial section of Tremont, in the central Bronx. Now car repair shops and warehouses there are finally giving way to big affordable housing developments. YIMBY has a look at an eight-story, two-tower project headed to 1880 Bathgate Avenue, a block west of Tremont Park.
Plans filed in September call for 190 apartments spread across 149,271 square feet of residential space.
The ground floor would have 21,900 square feet of retail, a 2,400-square-foot community center, support services offices, and a super’s unit. Then there would be a 4,800-square-foot outdoor terrace on the second floor, a recreation room, and 12 apartments. Each of the upper floors would hold 13 to 16 units, except for the top floors of both towers, which would have 11 and 8 units, respectively.
The towers would share a cellar with a super’s office, laundry, and a 34-car garage.
We don’t know exactly which income levels the apartments will rent to, but the plans indicate the project will be low-income housing. The developer also gets to build larger in exchange for renting at least 20 percent of the units at below-market rates, through the Bloomberg-era inclusionary housing program.
SLCE designed the building, and Wilfred Realty Corp. is the developer.
The 36,000-square-foot site consists of four single-story warehouses along Bathgate and Third Avenues. Demolition plans have been filed, but not yet approved, to knock them down.