Proposed Riverdale high-rise upsets residents

Some residents in Riverdale are upset over plans for a proposed high-rise.

Some residents in Riverdale are upset over plans for a proposed high-rise. (11/2/15)

THE BRONX - Some residents in Riverdale are upset over plans for a proposed high-rise.

If the zoning application is approved, the building would go up between Post Road and Broadway, just south of the overpass for the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Some levels of the building would be nine stories and other sections 11 stories.

"It would be a disaster for this neighborhood," say Kevin O'Reilly of the Broadway Community Alliance.

O'Reilly has been living on Post Road for the past 42 years. He raised his family there and now watches his grandchildren enjoy the swimming pool he put in.

He now fears that the proposed high-rise could change his backyard view forever.

"The way I'm most affected by it, I'll have nine stories towering over my backyard, basically being a total eclipse of the sun," says O'Reilly.

The plan calls for 120 units and space for a doctor's office and pharmacy.

One of the major concerns of the building is parking. Residents tell News 12 the streets are filled with cars ,and if a new building goes up, there will be less spots available for people to park.

"The parking problem will become absolutely unbearable," says O'Reilly. "One of the good features of Post Road is no alternate side parking and that's not lost on people."

The building plan is set to go before the Bronx Community Board 8  on Nov. 9. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
2 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 3 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
The One on One tour will include stops 4 Paul McCartney to perform at Barclays Center in Sept.
Proponents of the half-priced MetroCards will meet in 5 Lawmakers call for half-priced metro cards for low-income New Yorkers

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