Ader Group plans 474-unit affordable development in the Bronx

TRD New York /
Feb.February 03, 2017 09:00 AM

Rendering of 1125 Whitlock Avenue (Credit: Department of City Planning via NY YIMBY)

Monsey-based real estate firm the Ader Group is looking to bring a 474-unit affordable housing development to the South Bronx.

Renderings for the project at 1125 Whitlock Avenue show a two-building development on a site currently occupied by car garages. The 473,000-square-foot development will be comprised of two buildings: One building will have 243 apartments plus 9,520 square feet of community space. The second building will have 231 apartments and 14,937 square feet of ground-floor retail. The development will also have a 69-space parking garage, according to New York YIMBY.

Renderings of the 14-story buildings show solar panels and roof decks.

Construction on the project — which will set aside 95 units for homeless families — is set to start in June 2017. The first building is set to be complete by June 2019. The second is set to be complete by 2021.

The area is currently zoned for industrial and commercial development. But the developer hopes to rezone the area near the Sheridan Expressway along the Bronx River in order to build mixed-use buildings as tall as 120 feet. The proposal must go through a seven-month public review process.

Last month, the de Blasio administration said there were 21,963 units of below-market housing built or preserved in 2016, the most in nearly three decades. In the past three years, funding for the city’s housing agency doubled to $798 million this year from $400 million in 2014.

Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently introduced a bill that would revive a key affordable housing tax credit — 421a — now called Affordable New York. But the legislation could cost the city an extra $820 million over 10 years, according to an analysis by the city.  [NY YIMBY]E.B. Solomont

Related Articles

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

All Falls Down: Kanye West’s “Star Wars”-themed affordable housing plan hits snag

1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play

448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing

Breather CEO Bryan Murphy (Credit: LinkedIn and iStock)

Breather bloodbath: Flex-office startup fires at least 10% of staff

Stephen Levin, REBNY's Jim Whelan and Brad Lander (Credit: Getty Images)

The bill that won’t die: Will commercial rent control finally pass?

Renderings of Brookfield's Bankside in the South Bronx (Credit: ArX Solutions)

This is what Brookfield’s South Bronx megaproject will look like

205 Park Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Developer files plans for mixed-use project facing BQE

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son (Credit: Getty Images)

SoftBank’s $3B payout to WeWork’s investors is delayed