NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A historic new office building is coming to the Bronx.
Developers held a groundbreaking Wednesday on 149th Street in the South Bronx for a new state-of-the-art commercial building.READ MORE: Paterson Mother Charged With Murder In 7-Year-Old's Death
The six-floor building will have more than 66,000 square feet of rentable space, including retail space on the ground floor.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says a building of this caliber hasn’t been built in the borough in 75 years.
“We have to have real job opportunities for Bronxites, and we have to have a real place that aesthetically we can be proud of, and that’s what we’re doing here today,” Diaz said.MORE NEWS: Pro-Palestine Protesters Block Traffic On Gowanus Expressway
Diaz calls the turnaround happening in the South Bronx a “renaissance” for the borough.