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.