Housing / Transportation

City Council approves rezoning for complex on Whitlock, Muni-meter limits

1125 Whitlock

The Ader Group

The City Council has voted to approve rezoning on Whitlock Avenue for two new buildings and 474 apartments, priced between 30- and 80-percent of the Area Median Income.

The New York City Council has voted to approve a rezoning of an area on Whitlock Avenue and 165th Street where warehouses now dominate the landscape, in order to allow for 472 new apartments at 30- to 80-percent of the Area Median Income. The rezoning, which was proposed by Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., would allow for two 14-story buildings announced earlier this year by the Monsey, NY-based Ader Group.

According to the 2017 Area Median Income established by the federal government, which includes the five boroughs and several upstate counties, eligible incomes for the complex would range between $28,620 and $76,320 for a family of four.

The complex at 1125 Whitlock will include 14,937 square feet of commercial space, and 9,520 square feet of community facility space, along with a publicly accessible garden area and a private exterior garden and recreation space.

“We worked diligently to shape 1125 Whitlock into a development that will be built for our community in the South Bronx,” said Salamanca in a statement. “With deep affordability, I’m pleased that the 470 units here will add to the nearly 4,000 units I have helped approve or secure for our district.”

The Council also voted to approve legislation Salamanca sponsored to put the brakes on the the city’s installation of muni-meters.

Introduction 1234-A would require the transportation department to notify council members and community boards before installing new parking machines, when planned in at least four contiguous blocks of their districts, and would require the city to take public recommendations and comments into account before installing the machines.

“I’m a strong believer in community boards and have always found that they are our eyes and ears in helping to solve the issues that most effect our neighborhoods every day,” said Salamanca, who was district manager of Community Board 2 for five-and-a-half years before being elected to the Council in 2016.

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