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Youngwoo reveals plans for Bronx Post Office space

Landmarked building could transform into mixed-use space with rooftop restaurant

Youngwoo & Associates has filed permits to convert the recently purchased Bronx General Post Office to a mixed-use building, including space for retail, dining and offices.

The renovated building, located at 558 Grand Concourse by East 149th Street would add 7,500 square feet to its existing 143,000, according to New York YIMBY. The refurbished space would host retail on the first floor and in the basement, with two restaurants also planned for the first floor.

Floors two through four would be converted to office space to accommodate 777 people total, with the penthouse housing another “restaurant & lounge” for 285 people, and the roof dedicated to a terrace for 265 people.

The developer purchased the government building for $19 million in September, amid cries from lawmakers and neighbors hoping to save the 1935 landmarked building from destruction.

Their cries should be quieted by the plans, however, which would only alter the building slightly. The post office’s garage would also be reconfigured to fit 54 parking spaces.

Youngwoo first proposed its plan to convert the building to a marketplace in February. [NY YIMBY]Mark Maurer

  • realposter

    If Youngwoo & Assoc. can fill the space with tenants then they should take over the old courthouse at 161st and 3rd Ave. Another historic building begging for re-use.