Small market-rate developers are paying more attention to the northern and eastern Bronx, and neighborhoods like Parkchester and Westchester Square have seen a handful of new, mid-rise buildings filed over the last few years. Today, we have a new project to add to the list, 1538 Purdy Street in Parkchester.
New building applications were filed last week for the five-story, mixed-use building between St. Raymonds and Starling avenues. There would be 21 units divided across 14,199 square feet of residential space, for a 676-square-foot average unit.
A 1,600-square-foot medical office would fill the ground floor, followed six apartments apiece on the second through fourth floors, and three units on the fifth floor. An 11-car parking lot would round out the project and fulfill city zoning requirements.
The development would replace a boxy, two-family brick house and a row of garages, situated two blocks north of the elevated 6 train stop at Castle Hill Avenue.
Matthew Adhoot, doing business as a Jamaica-based LLC, is the developer. He hired Mount Vernon, N.Y.-based Badaly Architects—who seem to design every small market-rate project in the Bronx—to handle the design. Adhoot picked up the 6,600-square-foot lot for $900,000 in November, paying $56 for each square foot of his planned project.