New Bronx assisted-living facility to sit right on top of supermarket

Seven-story project at 1050 Westchester Ave. would still keep food shop on ground floor
By Eddie Small | September 15, 2017 11:40AM

1050 Westchester Ave (Credit: Google Maps)

A new assisted-living facility coming to the South Bronx will go right on top of a grocery store.

David Diaz, who has owned 1050 Westchester Avenue since at least 1992, filed plans on Friday with the Department of Buildings to convert the Key Foods at the address into an assisted-living center with 63 beds. The plan would add an extra six stories to the one-story building, increasing its square footage from 14,721 to 67,482, according to the plans. A supermarket would remain on the ground floor.

The Ader Group recently filed plans for the first affordable housing building in their Whitlock Avenue complex in the South Bronx, and developer Somerset Partners is moving its headquarters to the South Bronx as well.

Diaz did not respond to an email requesting comment and hung up when a reporter reached him on the phone.