A former railway station on Hunts Point Avenue in the Bronx will likely be transformed into a food court, the Wall Street Journal has learned. Located next to the Bruckner Expressway, this 4,500-square-foot building was designed by noted American architect Cass Gilbert, and served as a railway station for many years before its current use as a retail space.
Now Bronx-based developer Majora Carter is partnering up with Slayton Ventures to revamp the space and make it an affordable dining spot, most probably with several vendors. The developers have brought on ABS Partners Real Estate LLC to market the space inside the revamped building, but work is yet to get underway.
That will probably happen sometime this summer, after the developers have chosen an architecture firm to lead the revamp. The revamp will see the building getting a new facade, roof, bathrooms, and kitchens, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Carter told the Wall Street Journal that she was inspired to pursue the project due to a lack of trendy (and affordable) developments of this nature in the area.
A revamp for another Cass Gilbert-designed railway station was imagined north of here, but that hasn’t moved forward. The Hunts Point Avenue building is still owned by Amtrak, from whom the developers are leasing it. Work on the revamp is expected to wrap up sometime this fall.