Applications for alterations to an existing four-story building at 624 East 9th Street flew under the radar late last year, when permits for interior modifications were filed with the Department of Buildings. But beyond the revamp to the insides, the structure, located in Alphabet City, is actually going to receive a complete redo of its exterior as well, as YIMBY can now reveal.
The plans were created by Joshua Felix of J Goldman Design, and will do a great deal to modernize the existing structure. Windows will be replaced and substantially enlarged, however, the building will keep its exterior fire escape (though the component itself will be replaced), a touch of detail that is seldom found on the outside of new developments.
The ground floor will also be improved, with large glassy doors and windows framing future retail space, and the building’s facade will also be switched to a lighter shade of brick.
Besides these improvements, the use, size, and bulk of the existing building will remain unchanged. There appear to be eight apartments, spanning the first through fourth floors, as well as the retail space on the first floor.
The actual building applications list Joseph A. Mucciolo P.C. as the architect of record, and Max Kozlowitz of Deergrow as the site’s developer. Completion is likely within another year or so.