Office development is a rarity across most neighborhoods in New York City, including Chinatown. But sometimes it still happens, and today, YIMBY has a comprehensive look at the updated design for 100 East Broadway, which also sits next to Pike and Division Streets. YIMBY posted an early design for the site back in 2015, but since then, changes have been substantial.
Studio C Architects are behind the design, and the 14-story building will total 63,732 square feet. Within that, there will be 58,830 square feet of commercial space, and 4,902 square feet of community facility space.
While the building is almost entirely commercial, it will still have a fairly diverse program, with retail included on the first floor, a restaurant on the second and third floors, and medical offices on the fourth floor. Above that, there will be ten floors of office condominiums.
Compared to the empty old gas station that formerly occupied the site, anything would be an improvement, but the contemporarily-minded plans for 100 East Broadway are bound to draw some criticism once completed. The exterior will employ a curtain-wall facade, with stripes of glass overlaying what appears to be concrete underneath. Thanks to this, the 180-foot-tall tower will have an entirely different nighttime appearance, and in this regard, the project is certainly innovative.
The site is being developed by Shing Wah Yeung of Yeung Real Estate, and he purchased it for $18,750,000 back in April of 2015. Completion is likely in another year or so.