Developer plans 12-storey apartment in Bronx’s Tremont neighbourhood

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Rendering of the Anthony Ave. project (Badaly Architects)

Developer Arben Mitai has filed plans with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for 12-storey apartment building in the Bronx’s Tremont neighbourhood.

The proposed 111-unit structure designed by Badaly Architects, at 2072 Anthony Ave., would occupy 87,000 sq. ft. at a height of 113 feet.

The development site is currently a fire-damaged two-unit house.

2073 Anthony Ave.
Google Street View image of 2073 Anthony Ave.

The project appears to expand on a development Mitaj had wanted to build in the neighborhood last year, Crain’s New York Business reports. Then, he filed plans for an 8-story building with 45 residential units at the same address, but the DOB rejected the idea.

Mitaj purchased the property last year.  It is currently occupied by a two-family house last year for $700,000, Crain’s says.

Other organizations have also recently recently filed plans for new Bronx projects. These include.a roughly 111,000-sq. ft. mixed-use project at 2000 Valentine Ave. in Tremont with 181 residential units, to be developed by Camber Property Group, Meanwhile, developer Shkumbin Selimaj is planning a roughly 86,000-sq. ft. mixed-use project at 16 Wade Square in Belmont with 74 residential units, Crain’s says.

The business publication says that construction on most projects in New York was forced to stop in late March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but work resumed with new safety protocols at nonessential sites in June during phase one of the city’s reopening. There should be enough projects in the city to carry the industry through the end of next year, but 2022 could be rough, Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, told Crain’s.

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