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Crotona Park East: Building permits filed for a new 7-story building at 1818 Prospect Avenue

By SILE MOLONEY

1818 Prospect Avenue at Crotona Park East, Bronx
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Building permit applications have been filed with the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) for a new seven-story apartment building at 1818 Prospect Avenue, north of the Crotona Park East area of ​​the Bronx, as the reported YIMBY.

Located between East 175th Street and East 176th Street, the inner lot is closest to the 174th Street subway station, serving the 2 and 5 trains. Moses Freund of The Vaja Group is listed as the owner behind the apps.

The proposed 75-foot-tall development will produce 32,019 square feet, designated for residential space. The building will have 46 residential units, most likely rentals, based on an average unit size of 696 square feet. The concrete structure will also include a basement, a 30-foot-long backyard and 15 closed parking spaces.

BTE Design Services is listed as the official architect.

Demolition permits will likely not be required as the land is vacant and the estimated completion date for the new building has not yet been announced.

NYC Housing Connect recently released a guide for residents on how to apply for affordable housing using its NYC Housing Connect platform. The video is included below.

As noted, New York City is launching a new data tool to gather public feedback from communities across the city to help plan for a more equitable future. City officials say the new data tool, an interactive website, will better provide New Yorkers with data that can facilitate difficult conversations about housing affordability, racial equity, displacement and many more. issues related to the future of New York and its neighborhoods. .

District 14 Councilwoman Pierina Sanchez also recently announced that she had held her first hearing as chair of the council’s NYCHA committee, assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the Housing and Accommodations Inquiry. vacancies (HVS) of NYC and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. “While the feds still have $45 billion in unused funds for housing assistance, evictions in New York are on the rise…” Sanchez tweeted afterwards.

Norwood News also recently reported on the options available to renters following the release of a statement on the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) website that reads as follows: “There is currently no federal funding available to assist residents in most areas of the state. Therefore, applications will only be reviewed and considered for funding if additional funds become available. Five counties, outside of the city, are excluded from funding limits and there are still only limited amounts of state-funded emergency housing assistance available.