Landmarks Approves Bronx Post Office’s Tranformation


The Bronx General Post Office has been given the green light for redevelopment as retail, office, and restaurant space, with a portion carved out for the post office to remain. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a revised proposal on Tuesday—not a surprise, as the project was well on its way to approval when it was presented last month.

Young Woo & Associates paid $19 million for the landmarked 1937 building in 2014, and are planning space for a market and other retail, plus the post office, on the ground and main floors. The upper two floors will be office space. The roof will house a restaurant (possibly a beer garden, according to the presenters) with a retractable roof. Read more.