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Construction Begins on Tuckahoe Apartments

The luxury building, which will be at the eastern-most corner of Main Street, will have 59 one-bedroom units and 49 two-bedroom units.

 

Construction has just begun on a new apartment building in the Village of Tuckahoe. The luxury building, which will be at the eastern-most corner of Main Street, will have 59 one-bedroom units and 49 two-bedroom units.

“Tuckahoe has experienced quality revitalization over the past decade and this project is further testimony to the vibrant renaissance taking place in our community,” said Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond. "This new project will become the new gateway to our Main Street and we look forward to its completion and to welcoming its residents to their new home town.”

The companies that are working on the project are Glenco Residential, Roseland, Mirando Properties and Sharp Management.

“I’m delighted to bring this new residential development to the Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville communities,” said Glen Vetromile, Glenco Residential’s development partner. “There have been no new housing offerings of this type in this area in nearly two decades."

The building will have a fitness center, club room, outdoor terrace gardens and an outdoor kitchen for entertaining guests. The parking for the building will be in an underground garage. In addition to the apartments, 3,500 square feet of retail space is also part of the project.

“Tuckahoe has been my passion for the last 10 years,” said Philip Raffiani vice president of Mirado Properties. “While building on Main Street I saw the potential of the site, but It took seven long years to get this project to where it is today and I am proud to have my name associated with this final version.”

joanne tomkiel February 18, 2013 at 01:14 PM
are they rentals? do you have floorplans?
Chris McHugh (Editor) February 18, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Rentals. Contact Sharp Management at info@sharp-mgmt.com. They should be able to help.
tammy February 19, 2013 at 02:04 PM
The architecture looks very institutional. Take away the trees and it looks like a hospital, or any other construction where a minimum amount of time, money and effort was put into the facade. I hope the Tuckahoe board requires they put some more effort it to it, so it is in better keeping with the architectural heritage of the area. But sadly, my faith in the Tuckahoe board is not high.
Ron February 19, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Fantastic! A former Winnebago parking lot (ugh) being replaced by high-end rentals where people can walk to shops and the train. A win-win all around. Now let's get rid of those gas stations on Columbus Avenue by the Crestwood station. Moved to the area 20 years ago when Main Street was a complete dump. Look at it now. There is another vacant lot on the south side where buildings were demolished - I assume that will be redeveloped. Then just get rid of the hideous building with the scaffolding and Main Street will be complete from end to end. Good work!
tammy February 19, 2013 at 02:47 PM
While I agree with Ron that it is wonderful that an empty lot is being utilized, we should also have higher standards for our community. Development for development's sake is short sighted. We should all demand that the construction of this building have higher standards. This site is at a major entrance point to the village. As it stands, it looks like it could be a low income housing project. Let's hope the village demands some more architectural integrity be put into it.
Dave Gammon February 19, 2013 at 05:16 PM
I remember hearing about this spot. It took so long to get to this point because some concerned citizens were suing to put a halt to this project as they felt it wouldn't fit the area very well. Traffic was a big concern. I think it remains so. They better have enough parking for everybody living there and coming to visit. Things are bad enough with all the lovely commuters that come in. From that rendering, I could see it fitting in on Main street. It still doesn't quite fit in the rest of the area, but I guess that doesn't matter. It's that facade that counts. That building with the scaffolding isn't going anywhere until the owner stops benefiting from its current state.
Skeptical Tim February 19, 2013 at 06:33 PM
http://bronxville.patch.com/articles/crack-cocaine-arrests-in-tuckahoe Luxury?...Rentals?...doesn't Midland Pl. go right trough the two new 'Luxury" buildings?
tammy February 19, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Dave- The concerned citizens weren't suing to halt the project - they simply wanted the project to be what was originally approved by the planning and zoning boards...a project with fewer apartments and more retail, so as not to strain the school system, which already does not have enough space. Also, it was found the taxes for from this project would not pay for the amount of estimated school children, so the taxes for the rest of us will probably go up. Through what appeared to be some funny business, the developers got the board to lay down for them and allow for too many units for a village that already has a higher density than surrounding villages. If this had gabled/peaked roofs and some brick, I would agree that it would fit into main street. If you look closely, that apartment complex in the background seems to be a stucco facade, with very little architectural interest. Take the paint of the stucco and it may as well be a costco. It looks cheap.
joe February 19, 2013 at 09:04 PM
All of the pretty little villages in Westchester are 100% retail. Think; Bronxville, Larchmont, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Pelham. The Village board once had the same plan, but for some strange reason went against their own law, and almost no one on the planning board seem to care either.
Dave Gammon February 19, 2013 at 09:07 PM
Thanks for clearing that up. I wish them luck with the project. It's still not the best area for luxury apts or retail space.
Concerned citizen February 20, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Yes, Midland Pl may go trough it. As you may refer to the crack cocaine arrests on Midland Pl there are other places in the area where drugs are being used and sold. Remember the article stated that people have reported this. Which means the people on Midland Place must be concerned themselves. So, why not build up around Midland Place. Some of us on Midland Place care about the environment we live in too!
Skeptical Tim February 20, 2013 at 04:20 PM
If it weren't for those concerned citizens, the project would have had far more apartments, and only 800 square ft retail space (1 small store). Those concerned citizens were concerned about how the added school children in the school district, the extremely hi density of the Village, the added 5% population to the Village with one project, and the many mistakes that the planning board made. You should be THANKING the concerned citizens.
Karen February 21, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Yes Main Street has been built up by the same developer but over 50% of those units are EMPTY! There go the tax certs!
Albert Stern February 22, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Ron? Are you Ron Gallo from the Village Zoning Board? If you are, you shouldn't be commenting without identifying yourself. Otherwise, it's known as "bias". And if you're not THAT Ron, then consider that Tuckahoe's politicos should stop caving to any and all developers, which is not what Tuckahoe needs. Tuckahoe needs politicos who keep the development standards HIGH. Tuckahoe needs politicos and people who don't swoon at the sight of any developer, developers who then are allowed to do anything they want in exchange for ruining the character of the village. As long as Tuckahoe gets some "development".

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