Vacant lot becomes a foundation for new apartments

Community Board 6 has thrown its support behind a new hi-rise building currently in the works for Tremont.

The partially-built 8-story apartment building, located on 1802 Crotona Avenue, between East 175th Street and Crotona Park North, was started over a year ago by the Stagg Group, but only recently sought community support.

According to CB 6, on Wednesday, November 12, an overwhelming number of board members that were present voted to support the developer’s plans.

Representatives from Stagg Group had met earlier with the Housing and Land Use Committee regarding a letter of support for an ‘as of right’ residential project, meaning that the development does not require any discretionary action by the City Planning Commission or Board of Standards and Appeals as long as it complies with all applicable zoning regulations, according to nyc.gov.

The 10,000 square foot building lot will feature 55 rental units, including two studio, 41 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments.

Twenty percent of the units will set aside for affordable housing, with the remaining 80% of the units rented at market rate.According to Stagg Group, this housing project is an important step towards the continued development of the entire borough.

“As we’ve done with our other properties throughout the Bronx, we are transforming a vacant lot into beautiful homes for working families in the Crotona Park area,” said Mark Stagg, CEO of Stagg Group.

“When we build in a neighborhood, we are not only investing in our property, we are investing in the surrounding area – strengthening the community, providing housing and jobs. This is a long-term commitment,” Stagg added.

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

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