Permits have already been filed for the construction of a 13-story mixed-use building at the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, and today, YIMBY has the exclusive first look at renderings. ODA Architecture is responsible for the design of 101 West 14th Street / 531 Sixth Avenue, which will feature a deconstructivist façade composed of stacked blocks. The site is right next to the 14th Street and Sixth Avenue subway station entrance, serviced by the 1, 2, 3, F, M, L and Path trains. Union Square is just two blocks away.
The building’s look certainly resembles the video game Tetris, though not just for randomized engagement. The façade is designed to maximize privacy between neighbors and yield extra space. ODA specializes in this look, most notably on the now-complete 22-22 Jackson Avenue, in Long Island City, and 75 Nassau Street, currently under construction in FiDi.
The 145-foot tall structure will yield 80,140 square feet of total area, with 54,520 square feet dedicated to residential use, and 5,830 square feet for two commercial-retail spaces on the ground floor. 45 condominiums will be created, which includes 21 duplex units. The average residence will be 1,211 square feet.
The entire second floor will be dedicated to a tenant lounge and exercise center, and occupants will also have access to a rooftop terrace, storage for 23 bicycles, a laundry room, and a second fitness room in the cellar.
Gemini Rosemont will be responsible for the development.
Demolition permits have already been filed, and things do look positive for the 1950’s mural inside, titled, “A Memory of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.” Jamestown is now the proud owner of the mural as of early 2018.
Construction is expected to start in September, with completion expected in the summer of 2020.
UPDATE: We now know Jamestown possesses the mural.