Olinville, Bronx

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Olinville is a disused neighborhood name in the New York City borough of the Bronx. Designating the area around Olinville Avenue, it is today considered to be part of the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx which shares the 10467 ZIP code. The neighborhood is part of Bronx Community Board 12.

It is mostly situated west of White Plains Road between Allerton Avenue and Gun Hill Road. It is served by the 2 train and 5 train at the Allerton Avenue, Burke Avenue and Pelham Parkway stations. Also, the Metro-North Harlem Line is accessible at the Botanical Gardens Metro-North station. Beth Abraham Hospital is located on Allerton and Barker Avenues.

P.S. 96 - Richard Rodgers School is located at Olinville Avenue and Waring Avenue.

Re-zoning[edit]

The New York City Department of City Planning has proposed zoning map changes for 36 blocks in the neighborhood of Olinville in Community District 12. The proposed zoning would preserve the area’s lower density residential character and promote new development in keeping with the scale of the surrounding neighborhood. In addition, the DCP is proposing a zoning text amendment establishing a new citywide R5A district to address the unique detached housing stock found within this neighborhood.[1]

The area’s development patterns, although varied, are characterized by distinct enclaves of detached, semi-detached, and attached residential buildings, as well as a smaller number of mid and high-rise apartment buildings. However, the height and density of existing housing is generally lower than is permitted under the current zoning. Clusters of one- and two-family homes are prevalent in many parts of Olinville and few buildings are higher than 70 feet, even in the more densely developed portions of the neighborhood. The proposed rezonings aim to address this zoning mismatch by ensuring that new development is of a density and scale compatible with the low-rise/low-density character of this community.[1]

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Coordinates: 40°52′49.41″N 73°52′0.45″W / 40.8803917°N 73.8667917°W / 40.8803917; -73.8667917