474-unit residence planned at Whitlock Ave.

Rendering of the development planned at 1125 Whitlock Avenue.
Photo courtesy of the Ader Group

An upcoming development consisting of nearly 500 residential units will soon be built in the south Bronx.

According to real estate developer the Ader Group, a development including 474 units and commercial space is planned to be constructed at 1125 Whitlock Avenue.

The development will include two separate buildings, each topping out to 14 floors. Building 1 will have 243 units while Building 2 will include 231 units for its future residents, and each building will measure out to more than 235,000 square feet upon completion.

Approximately 40% of the apartments will be up to 37% area median income, making the income range between $11,246 and $42,040 for a studio, while 36% of the units will range between 47-57% AMI. The remaining 24% of the units will range between 70-80% AMI.

The 472,000-square foot development will consist of 93 studios, 193 one-bedroom, 113 two-bedroom and 73 three-bedroom units, with one bedrooms occupying more than 40% of the total units.

The Ader Group confirmed that the development will include a green space for its residents. A garage with 69 parking spaces will be constructed on site.

In addition, the project will consist of 15,000 square feet of commercial space along with 9,500 square feet of community facility space. Future commercial tenants have not yet been announced.

According to Dan Padernacht, who represents the Ader Group as its attorney, the Rockland County-based developer is seeking to change the area’s zoning, which is currently industrial/commercial, to residential. The zoning would need to change to R8A with a C2-4 overlay from the M1-1 zoning that currently exists.

The development will be located within walking distance of the 6 train Whitlock Avenue station and within close proximity to the Sheridan and Bruckner expressways, as well as Concrete Plant Park and other stretches of the Bronx River.

Currently, one side of Whitlock Avenue is littered with 1-story garages, while the other side of the street is occupied by North America Plastics, a plastic fabrication company.

The Ader Group did not confirm dates for demolition and/or construction, but they anticipate the process to begin sometime in fall 2017. A completion date has not been set.

The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure will go before Community Board 2 shortly to start the rezonong process. CB 2 was not available for comment.

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