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    Thanks E.M. Good find.

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    It will be interesting to see if they are expanding the existing building. It looks big enough for a huge self storage facility. But they seem to be building in the parking lot. I could be wrong. Maybe it's just a temporary construction staging area.
    Last edited by TheInterloafer; March 19th, 2013 at 07:44 PM.

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    Here is a PDF for what is being planned at Concourse Plaza, with renders of what it will look like.

    http://www.broadwall-consulting.com/...aza-Retail.pdf

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    A 1960s style suburban mall?

    Edit: I didn't realize it was already there. Still, that's the best you can come up with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyPotato View Post
    Here is a PDF for what is being planned at Concourse Plaza, with renders of what it will look like.

    http://www.broadwall-consulting.com/...aza-Retail.pdf
    Is this going in the Bronx? All of the people in the rendering are white.

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    The people (and cars) are likely just part of a generic library of images for whatever program they used to draw up these renders.

    I am more concerned about how the render shows an entrance to the new Social Security/Blink Fitness building near the Bank of America, given that the building that houses those things is already built, and not really in a position to be linked with the mall in this way... Unless they are going to make a weird connection that you have to walk through?


    Quote Originally Posted by vanshnookenraggen View Post
    A 1960s style suburban mall?

    Edit: I didn't realize it was already there. Still, that's the best you can come up with?
    For the South Bronx, it seems like the alternative is self storage, so you kind of just take whatever you can get these days...

    In any case, half of the businesses have already moved out of the mall in preparation for the renovations.

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    every single store in the render of the 220 East 161st Street Shopping Center looks like an auto dealership

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyPotato View Post

    I am more concerned about how the render shows an entrance to the new Social Security/Blink Fitness building near the Bank of America, given that the building that houses those things is already built, and not really in a position to be linked with the mall in this way... Unless they are going to make a weird connection that you have to walk through?
    Is that the bldg on the NE corner of Concourse Village West and 158th Street? Is that building merely attached to the mall with no actual connection between them, so that everyone must use the entrance on CCW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastMillinocket View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyPotato
    I am more concerned about how the render shows an entrance to the new Social Security/Blink Fitness building near the Bank of America, given that the building that houses those things is already built, and not really in a position to be linked with the mall in this way... Unless they are going to make a weird connection that you have to walk through?
    Is that the bldg on the NE corner of Concourse Village West and 158th Street? Is that building merely attached to the mall with no actual connection between them, so that everyone must use the entrance on CCW?
    The new Blink building is physically connected to the current food court area. It is possible to walk to the food court from the lobby through an interior unpolished passageway, and that's surely the quickest way to lunch for office workers in the building. Before the Blink building was built, it was actually possible to walk from the sidewalk on C.V.W. directly into the food court via that passageway, which was open about 12 hours a day. A lot of people would push their shopping carts through, and you'd see people/families coming back with full loads. So it was definitely well used. But now that the building is there, it's no longer a cut-through because you'll be stopped by lobby security. So paradoxically, despite the welcome new activity fronting on C.V.W., it's now actually less pedestrian friendly because a neighborhood convenience is gone.

    Now the only way to get to the businesses in this complex from the residential buildings on the Concourse and C.V.W. is to walk up to 161st Street and then through the parking lot. It's the equivalent of adding three to four blocks to a walking trip. The retailers in this complex are probably feeling the pinch of less foot traffic, and hopefully this is away to rectify it.

    Jeez, you'd think with all the space that is given to three levels of (often vacant) car parking, they'd give a little more thought to a busy pedestrian access point.
    Last edited by TheInterloafer; March 19th, 2013 at 07:49 PM.

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    Ahh, I had no idea that it was already connected. Well I suppose that answers my concern! I also agree that the mall should have been designed with a proper second or even third entrance somewhere. I wonder if these new designs will result in increased office space, or if the retail spaces will have the ability to expand to second floors. That could explain how they planned to get restaurants in there.

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    Are there any plans to build on the land between 163rd Street & 165th Street in Melrose?

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    With the extreme housing and land shortage of the city, I think this tactic should be used more often, even for selected privately owned signed. There are just some underutilized sites that are very convenient to mass transportation where spot-zoning makes sense.


    Developers asked to think really big in the Bronx
    For one of largest sites in the borough, the city says it is wide open to suggestions for a 'signature development' that could include more than 1 million square feet of creative options.

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...TATE/130409952

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    Moved 9 posts relating to Via Verde to the Melrose Commons thread, and renamed that thread to Melrose Development.

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    The location of the photo above is on Webster Avenue.

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