New Westchester Ave. building would bring affordable housing

Many Bronx residents are applauding a new proposal for a mixed-used, affordable housing building along Westchester Avenue.

The Procida Companies are proposing a 206-unit building that would bring affordable housing, retail space and potentially a doctor's office to a 1,000-square-foot lot.

The company developed the building next to the lot years ago and bought it in 2015 with plans of building something to better-serve the community.

Members of the community say they welcome the idea and want the trash-filled lot to become something positive and useful. Other residents, however, say they are concerned about the current lack of parking and hope the developers consider adding parking spaces to the property.

Project developers tell News 12 there is currently enough parking in the adjacent building and that additional space will be used for a green area.

If the project is approved by Borough President Eric Adams and city planning, construction will begin in June and take two years to complete.

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