The Bronx Is Great, Thonx

The borough is building, and the bulk of new construction is still comparatively affordable. Just don’t call it the next Brooklyn.

That is beginning to change. In Mott Haven, a new luxury building called Bridgeline has begun leasing 91 units that range in price from $1,694 for a studio to $3,138 for a two-bedroom. Designed by Aufgang Architects, the project will include a two-toned industrial facade visible from Upper Manhattan. “I didn’t do any market-rate rentals until 2012,” said Josh Weissman, president of the Bronx-based JCAL Development Group, one of the developers. This is the company’s biggest one yet. Affordable housing is still the bulk of its business, he said — including the Summit Ridge in High Bridge — but rising land prices, especially in the South Bronx, are changing the mix.