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Revealed: Proposed 62-Story, 732-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 259 Clinton Street, Lower East Side

259 Clinton Street259 Clinton Street. Rendering by Perkins Eastman, via the Lo-Down.

Renderings have been revealed of the proposed 62-story, 732-unit mixed-use tower at 259 Clinton Street, a.k.a. 271 South Street, on the Lower East Side. The latest plans, presented earlier this week, have the new building rising 724 feet in height. It would include 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. the Lo-Down reported. Twenty-five percent, or 183 units, would be designated as permanent affordable housing, of which roughly 100 would be set aside for low-income seniors. The Starrett Corporation is the developer and Perkins Eastman is behind the architecture. The project must go through an environmental review with the Department of City Planning. Construction is tentatively expected to begin in 2018. The site is currently vacant.

271-283 South Street

Vacant 271-283 South Street. Image via Google Maps.

9 Comments on "Revealed: Proposed 62-Story, 732-Unit Mixed-Use Tower at 259 Clinton Street, Lower East Side"

  1. If other 3 would gets built this would be like a cluster of 700-900 foot tall towers. Total 5 of them, including One Manhattan Square under construction, and 900 foot tower on Pathmark site, plus 2 towers of 700-800 feet high 50+ stories, plus this one. Generally speaking, just imagine that before One Manhattan Square, the tallest one was aprox 440 feet, 44 story red brick clad tower with 19 story wing on the Entrance of Manhattan Bridge, it’s a really progress!!!

  2. Wonder why it’s looks like an office building, I think to blend properly into existing one skyline, remember our skyline is unique blend of older and new office and residential tall building, mainly clustered on Midtown and Downtown, while between it’s not were common to see any tower more than 50 floors up or 600 feet, except only 23rd street corridor and now this one, even it’s close to Downtown skyline, but still dominated by just above minimum height of older residential high rises, except only brick clad monolith of 44 story Manhattan Bridge Tower, who looks tall at..440 feet here!!!

  3. It is quite annoying how there is a section for affordable housing. 25% is way to high! And what is affording in Manhattan? It is small and cramped….Who would live there. This law about affordable housing annoys me…..

  4. Yup its pretty bad

  5. Well, tt might have been somewhat charming at first, but true, it is getting old..

  6. Parking? Even in Lower Manhattan you need some, and bike-parking too. Transit? What transit is there and how far?

    • It’s a three min walk to a bus that serves the financial district.

      The area should get ligthrail in the future if it works out on the other side of the river.

  7. Another 700′ tower? Manhattan needs 1,800’+ towers. 2,000+ is even better.

  8. This area didn’t really need this… It’ll look a little lonely.

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