The non-profit organizations Phipps Houses and Acacia Network — a developer and a health services group, respectively — have filed applications with the Department of City Planning to rezone the property at 1675 Westchester Avenue, located in the East Bronx’s Soundview section, from R6 to R8A. The rezoning would allow the construction of a 13-story, 220-unit affordable residential building, The Real Deal reported.
The project would measure 200,000 square feet and all of the units would rent at below market rates over a range of income brackets. The 32,000-square-foot property, on the corner of Metcalf Avenue, is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed at this time. The plans require approval through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP). The area is represented in the City Council by Annabel Palma.