Affordable housing units slated for Foxhurst

A new project is expected to bring more than 400 apartments to an area currently occupied by car garages in the South Bronx.



The project includes the construction of two 14-story buildings in Foxhurst. 



According to New York YIMBY, a website that monitors building development, 243 units will be included in the first building and 231 in the second. 



The city says 95 out of the 474 apartments will be set aside for homeless families. 



They say 47 apartments each will go to people making 37 percent, 47 percent and 80 percent of the area median income, or AMI. The remaining 238 apartments will go to people making 57 percent of the AMI.



In addition to the apartments that will overlook the Sheridan Expressway, the plan calls for more than 9,000 square feet of community facilities, just under 15,000 square feet of retail and a parking garage that fits close to 70 cars.



Residents in the area have mixed feelings about the expected project.



The area is currently zoned for commercial and industrial development so the developer of the apartments, Ader, will have to go through an approval process before construction begins. 



According to New York YIMBY, construction could get underway as early as June 2017.


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