Reveal for 11 Avenue C, New East Village Residential Building

11 Avenue C, rendering by Rotwein + Blake Architects11 Avenue C, rendering by Rotwein + Blake Architects

Back in March of 2014, YIMBY first reported on new building applications for a site bound by Houston Street, Avenue C, and East 2nd Street, at 11 Avenue C. Now, we have the reveal for the project, which is being developed by BLDG.

Such a site would normally result in something substantially larger than what’s being built, given the frontage onto three different streets, but the restrictive zoning in the neighborhood results in a project that is relatively small. Per the Department of Buildings, 11 Avenue C will rise ten floors and 109 feet to its rooftop, with a total construction area of 49,972 square feet.

Within that, there will be 4,131 square feet of commercial space, topped by 38,162 square feet of residential space. The latter component will be divided among 45 apartments, for an average size of over 800 square feet.

11 Avenue C, rendering by Rotwein + Blake Architects

11 Avenue C, rendering by Rotwein + Blake Architects

SLCE Architects is the architect of record, but Rotwein + Blake Architects handled the actual design of the building. As described by the firm,

The building’s retail component engages the more lively Houston Street side on a pedestrian level, with an abundance of storefront glass, awnings and stone details, while the residential entrance on 2nd Street, creates a more private and embracing gesture.  The brick and zinc façade blend a modern twist to a historic warehouse style, reminiscent of the now, chic residential adaptive reuse projects of Soho and Tribeca.

Despite the challenges presented by the site, the renderings show a structure that should enhance the streetscape nicely, and even though the building will hold rental apartments, windows appear to lack PTACs, at least as of this time. The net result is attractive infill that will help activate the surroundings with new retail space.

Completion is likely within another year or so.

Follow the YIMBYgram for real-time photo updates
Like YIMBY on Facebook
Follow YIMBY’s Twitter for the latest in YIMBYnews

3 Comments on "Reveal for 11 Avenue C, New East Village Residential Building"

  1. Welcome Home (David) | August 25, 2017 at 8:14 am | Reply

    Is stately.

  2. Worst nightmare | August 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm | Reply

    R U FREAKING KIDDING ME?!!!!! ????? WHATA GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD?! These stupid greedy developers dont seem to understand UR NOT GOING TO FILL ALL THAT SPACE IN THIS ECONOMY!!!! WHOS GOING TO LIVE THERE N FOR HOW LONG? WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BUSINESSES N PEOPLE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD?! OH WAIT LET ME GUESS..A MINIMUM WAGE JOB! FUCKING YAY! ? MORE CROWDED STREETS SUBWAYS BUSES N BARS/ RESTUARANTS FULL OF LIBTARDS! GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD

  3. New York Yimby: Where the aesthetic quality of the building hinges on the presence of PTACs. (Seriously though NF you got a thing against these guys don’t you)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*