The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is supporting plans to develop up to 1,045 mixed-income residential units at the vacant, four-acre site at 65 East 149th Street, located on the corner of Exterior Street in the South Bronx’s Concourse Village section. The project would consist of a mix of market-rate and affordable apartments, the New York Post reported. It would also include commercial space. When the city launched a request for expressions of interest for the site last year, a waterfront esplanade was also suggested.
The city-owned plot was long anticipated to be transformed into public park space after parkland was lost during the redevelopment of Yankee Stadium. The project would have to be approved through the city’s Uniform Land use Review Procedure (ULURP). The area is represented in the City Council by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.