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86 Delancey Street

Legally Graffitied Building Awaiting Demolition Painted Over By City At 86 Delancey Street, Lower East Side

Renderings were recently revealed of the 12-story, 24-unit mixed-use building planned at 86 Delancey Street, located on the corner of Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Now, municipal workers have painted over the elaborate and legal graffiti art installed on the existing two-story commercial building, Mass Appeal reported. The currently property owner, developer David Escava, never gave the city his personal permission to paint over the building, but the previous owner did (10 years ago). The structure received demolition permits September 1. The site’s next occupant is expected to measure 29,437 square feet and will feature retail space and residential units. SWA Architecture is designing, although a completion date has not been announced.


242 Broome Street

New Renderings For Condos At 242 Broome Street, 14-Story, 55-Unit Mixed-Use Project, Lower East Side

YIMBY can reveal exclusive interior renderings of the 14-story, 55-unit mixed-use project under development at 242 Broome Street, located on the corner of Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side. The latest images depict the condominiums as well as the project’s residential amenities, such as the rooftop terrace and an entertainment room. DXA Studio is responsible for the design of the interiors.

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252 South Street

80-Story, 815-Unit One Manhattan Square Rises to 15th Floor at 252 South Street, Lower East Side

Construction has reached the 15th floor on the 80-story, 815-unit mixed-use tower under development at 252 South Street, in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side. The latest construction progress can be seen thanks to photos taken by Tectonic and posted to the YIMBY Forums. The most recent building permits indicate the tower, dubbed One Manhattan Square, will eventually rise 823 feet to its pinnacle and encompass 1,261,612 square feet. The ground floor will contain 23,167 square feet of retail space. The residential units, condominiums, will begin on the fifth floor. The apartments will come in one- to three-bedroom configurations and should average 1,364 square feet apiece. A separate 13-story, 205-unit component will contain exclusively affordable rental units. Extell Development Company is the developer and Adamson Associates Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2019.


255 East Houston Street

Rezoning Withdrawn for 13-Story, 63-Unit Project, 255 East Houston Street, Lower East Side

Developer Samy Mahfar has withdrawn an application to rezone a stretch of East Houston Street, on the Lower East Side, which would have introduced a commercial overlay for the targeted area, allowing for commercial-retail space to be built at street level, the Lo-Down reported. That means Mahfar’s planned 13-story, 63-unit mixed-use project at 255 East Houston Street won’t have ground-floor retail space. Instead, the developer plans to move forward with an as-of-right project featuring leasable community facility space. It’s unclear if withdrawing from the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) changes the residential portion in any way. Twenty percent of the apartments (13 units) were set to be rented at below-market rates through the affordable housing lottery. Filings at the Buildings Department haven’t been amended since plans were first filed for a 10-story, 53-unit structure. The Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect. Demolition has commenced on the existing four-story building.