City Releases Plan to Rezone Jerome Avenue in the Bronx

Jerome Avenue near Burnside Avenue
Comments (17)
  1. David says:

    Unlimited English will make immigrants life exist on the area, rezone for better living or eating etc. (also language)

  2. Michael Dawkins says:

    That area is definitely needs rezoning, it could use the development because its been neglected for so long.

  3. staten islander says:

    But I wonder how difficult it will be to rent apartments under an elevated line.

  4. Jonathan Marin says:

    I”m happy for this rezoning. I’d love for those autoshops to disappear. But the 4 train is already filled to capacity. Another subway line is needed.

    For any cynics out there I live in the Bronx so I know.

  5. Tyrone says:

    Living near subway tracks is not a terrible thing. I lived along White Plains Rd for 5 yrs. Had to turn volume on my tv up everytime train passed. Now with better sound proof windows im sure not a problem. Would love to see new apartments along Jerome ave subway line. 158th and Jerome ave a new building is going up. Use to be sovenir stores for Yankees.

  6. Andrew Porter says:

    In the late 1950s, I lived at 1115 Jerome Avenue across from the park and PS 114, and when I did so, that part was quite nice.
    Incidentally, maybe it’s time to rename the Edward L. Grant Highway, which goes from Jerome and 167th Street, diagonally up to the beginning of University Avenue, through a spaghetti junction where the Cross-Bronx Expressway was rammed through by Robert Moses — aka destroyer of neighborhoods — to its original name: Boscobel Road. (Grant was a now-forgotten hero of World War 1.)

  7. Joyce says:

    @Tyrone: The building you mention is on River Avenue
    @158th. Jerome does not begin until 162nd St,

  8. Liz says:

    I grew up one block east of Jerome Avenue and our apartment was at the back of the building, so we faced Jerome Avenue & the 4 train. The trains never bothered me but I never knew anything else.

  9. Irma says:

    I like your idea. This WAS my neighborhood. A long,long time ago…but not forgotteb

  10. Bronx Resident says:

    Don’t need another subway line.

    More frequent subway service during peak hours, better bus service, and protected bicycle lanes nearby (Grand Concourse) could solve the issue.

  11. Bronx Resident says:

    Absolutely. Very few residents own automobiles and the road chaos largely due to the garages and double/triple/sidewalk park vehicles makes the area dangerous.

    This is a very good location for very high density construction due to two rail rapid transit lines, a commuter train, and several bus routes.

  12. Richard says:

    Could someone please enlighten me on C4-4D zoning? It looks like you can build up to 6 stories prior to the setback: If that’s the case, natural light and air would be extremely limited in the photo of Burnside Avenue at the header of this article.

  13. Richard says:

    The 4 train is already at maximum frequency and above maximum capacity during rush hour. The MTA would need to increase service on the B,D line.

  14. Rebecca Baird-Remba says:

    DCP is creating a special “Jerome Avenue District” near Burnside with this in mind, and since the zoning text has not yet been written, I can’t be certain, but the EAS says that the zoning will be written to encourage light and air. You can search for the sections of the EAS/scoping docs where they discuss it.

  15. Bronx Resident says:

    The 4 train could see reduced headways with CBTC. Aticulated trainsets could also free up space. The new SBS BX6 might absorb a few trips too. A lot of people ride down from 161st/167th etc to 149th/125th St to catch the 2/5/6 back uptown (vice versa) since the crosstown buses in the Bronx are so slow.

  16. Alexander Adams says:

    All Upzonings should include $$$ set aside for Transit Upgrades and Continuing Maintenance of transit facilities along the corridor. TOD does not occur without the T! Transit should benefit in that this density would not be possible if the transit system did not exist. Current tight budgets require planners to think different on how to keep levels of service after the rezonings. Transit facilitates affordability of ALL Residents.

  17. Freddie Vega says:

    I use to live in Manhattan, and I had to move to the bronx. Cus of this rezoning about money. And it’s going down here were do I go next.

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