Since the Lower Concourse was rezoned in 2009 it has been under going dramatic change. The most exciting of the planned and current projects in the area is the revitalization and reuse of the Bronx General Post Office at 558 Grand Concourse. Sometime in 2017 Young Woo and Associates along with the Bristol group will reopen the land marked building as Bronx Post Place, an innovative hub for retail, office, and market space while continuing its original function as a post office.
Bronx Post Place will bring much needed economic activity to the transit rich neighborhood, take the 2, 4, or 5 trains to 149th Street Grand Concourse. It will also be a nice addition to the new housing and hotel space currently in the works. Its close proximity to Hostos Community College will certainly make it a favorite spot for students.
Young Woo and Associates purchased the building in 2014. In a press release Young Woo says, “Our plan perhaps best represents the firm’s most thoughtful and creative approach to adaptive reuse to date.”
When Bronx Post Place opens its doors to the community the South Bronx will have another flagship destination outside of Yankee Stadium, only this one will have year round accessibility, create jobs, and attract exciting retail and food options. But most importantly it will give residents another reason to embrace The New Bronx.