Nonprofit affordable housing developer Phipps Houses has filed applications for a 12-story, 175-unit mixed-use building at 600 East 156th Street, located between Eagle and Cauldwell avenues in the South Bronx’s Melrose section. The project, revealed late last year, will encompass 209,853 square feet and rise 125 feet to its rooftop.
All 175 residential units would be designated as affordable and rent at below-market rates. The apartments should average 858 square feet apiece. A 14,256-square-foot charter school for kindergarten through grade four would span the ground and cellar floors. Curtis + Ginsberg Architects is the architect of record.
The 23,000-square-foot site is occupied by a warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed at this time. The project also requires a property rezoning, which is done through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).