City looking to build affordable housing on vacant lots in Melrose

Some much-needed change could be coming to two of the city's largest vacant lots in the South Bronx. The Housing and Preservation Department is looking

Officials want to develop empty space on East 149th Street in the South Bronx.

Officials want to develop empty space on East 149th Street in the South Bronx. (4/5/13)

THE BRONX - Some much-needed change could be coming to two of the city's largest vacant lots in the South Bronx.

The Housing and Preservation Department is looking to build affordable housing at East 149th Street near Brook Avenue and Bergen Street. The city-owned land has not been used in years.

Although many Bronx residents believe affordable housing is needed in the area, some others think the land should be used for other purposes, such as stores.

The city is now working to rezone the area for residential development. Submissions for the project are open from now until July 3.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

An oil truck struck and killed a woman 1 Police: Pedestrian struck, killed on Bruckner Blvd.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., left, and Rep. Dave 2 White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote
Fire officials say the fire broke out on 3 Homeowner reportedly hospitalized after Putnam Valley house fire
VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract 4 VIDEO: Deal reached on Rockland sheriff's deputies contract
VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT 5 VIDEO: Brooklyn artist pays tribute to slain EMT

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE