A structure dating back to the Civil War will be returned to residential use. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a plan for 353 Sixth Avenue (a.k.a. 353 Avenue of the Americas), one which will see the structure grow a little.
Back in August of 2015, Quality Capital and Caerus Group acquired, for $60 million, the two four-story, mixed-use buildings at 827-831 Broadway, located between East 12th and 13th streets in Greenwich Village. Now, the developers have filed applications for a 14-story, 84,108-square-foot multi-use commercial building at the site. The building will stand 289 feet above street level. It will feature retail space across parts of the cellar through third floors, 6,394 square feet of medical office space on parts of the second and third floor, and office space on the fourth through 14th floors. Amenities will include storage space on the cellar, a terrace on the fourth floor, and a rooftop terrace. The existing buildings, which together measure 36,500 square feet, include retail on the bottom two floors and apartments on the upper two floors. Chelsea-based CD3 Architecture is the architect of record. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
An anonymous New York investor has acquired, for $15.4 million, the six-story, 13,150-square-foot former residence and studio of artists Madeline Arakawa Gins and Shusaku Arakawa at 124 West Houston Street, in Greenwich Village. The new owner plans to convert the building’s ground and cellar levels into retail space and turn floors two though six into residential units, according to Commercial Observer. The building is vacant, except for a rent-controlled apartment on the fifth floor. It’s not clear if the apartments will be rentals or condos, but the future residential floors contain 14-foot ceilings and large floor plates. The property is located within the South Village Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve any exterior alterations.
Back in March of 2016, YIMBY brought you the first renderings of the 22-story, 52-unit mixed-use building planned at 21 East 12th Street (a.k.a. 100 University Place), in Greenwich Village. Now, complete models of the building, crafted by Radii Inc., have been posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new tower will encompass 122,272 square feet. There will be 13,075 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels, in addition to 1,050 square feet of community facility space also on the street level. The residential units, which will be condominiums, should average 2,076 square feet apiece. Amenities include a parking garage in the sub-cellar, storage for 27 bikes, a fitness center, a lounge, and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. William Macklowe Company is the developer, while Annabelle Selldorf Architects is designing the building. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. The site’s former four-story building was demolished earlier this year.
Pommes Frites, the Belgian fried potato joint in the East Village, was destroyed in a deadly explosion linked to an illegal gas tap on March 26, 2015. Now, the establishment is set to re-open a bit to the west. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved its façade at 128 MacDougal Street, located between Bleecker Street and West 3rd Street in the South Village Historic District.