Hutch Metro Center building new garage

The west parking garage, located on Bassett Avenue, will be the second parking garage within Hutchinson Metro Center.
Community News Group / Steven Goodstein

Another parking garage is being built within the largest office complex in New York City.

The west parking garage, currently being constructed on Bassett Avenue, just off Eastchester Road and just north of Calvary Hospital, will be the second parking garage within the fast-developing Hutchinson Metro Center upon its completion, which is expected in February or March of this year.

Already included with an abundance of parking spaces, the Hutchinson Metro Center Atrium will only continue to increase parking availability when this parking garage is built.

The garage will also make it more convenient for individuals who wish to be closer to their desired location in the western portion of the complex, as opposed to parking in the north garage – located on the other side of Hutchinson Metro Center, away from the Atrium.

Already occupied with big name tenants such as LA Fitness and Applebees, among others, the 360,000-square foot Atrium contains just a portion of the Hutchinson Metro Center.

The total complex now boasts a 1.4 million-square foot, 42-acre complex, that includes Montefiore Medical Center and Mercy College, and has created over 8,000 jobs and sees 35,000 visitors daily.

“Once the construction of this garage is completed, it will meet tenants’ and visitors’ needs, as well as satisfy parking requirements,” said Joe Kelleher, president of Simone Development. “It’s always important to have an abundance of parking within a major office complex, and that is our mission regarding this garage as it was for the first garage that was built.”

Having this second parking garage, which has been under construction for the previous 18 months, will eliminate any shortage of parking within the complex and will welcome future, potential customers and employees to the site.

This is especially true of Marriot Residence Inn, a 125-room residence inn that is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.

The north garage, which was also completed by Simone Development six months ago, already offers parking for all on site, and even includes exclusive parking for LA Fitness.

However, the location of the north garage is not as convenient to the stores within the atrium as the partially completed west garage.

Now that a second garage is being developed on the other side of the complex, parking in the Hutchinson Metro Center will be more convenient than it’s ever been, along with the center’s convenience to the rest of the Bronx and neighboring boroughs.

“The proximity of this area to the Hutchinson River Parkway, Yankee Stadium, LaGuardia Airport and other landmarks throughout the city makes this complex a key attraction to many, and this parking garage will help attract even more people,” said Kelleher.

“Once the Metro North constructs a Morris Park station, which will be within walking distance of the center, commuters will be a 21-minute train ride from Penn Station.

“It is safe to say that this complex, along with this borough, is a growing economic development and a booming area on the rise,” he concluded.

Reach Reporter Steven Goodstein at (718) 742–3384. E-mail him at sgood‌stein‌@cngl‌ocal.com.

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