Construction has wrapped up at 809 Broadway in Greenwich Village, and tenants are steadily moving into the 15-story mixed-use building. The 41,000-square-foot, 200-foot-tall structure is designed by ODA Architecture and developed by 809 Broadway Holding, and is located on the west side of Broadway between 11th Street and 12th Street. Cushman & Wakefield is in charge of office leasing for the project and Ripco is handling retail leasing.
The sidewalk scaffolding has been taken down, and work on the sidewalk is finished as well.
809 Broadway yields 30,000 square feet of commercial retail and office space, 3,100 square feet of residential space, and 500 square feet for an unspecified community facility in the cellar. Retail will occupy parts of the cellar and ground floor. Offices span the second through 12th floors, and apartments are housed on the final three stories at the top of the building and average 1,033 square feet apiece. The development also includes a private garden.
The building makes a striking impression with its black façade and floor-to-ceiling glass panels, as well as with its idiosyncratic massing, which features stepped and cantilevering floor plates. Setbacks in the design make way for landscaped outdoor terraces overlooking Broadway and the neighborhood. Overall, 809 Broadway makes an interesting mark on the streetscape, which is lined with orthodox-shaped brick buildings, cast iron structures, and the nearby Grace Church. The northern elevation of the building has been left windowless, likely out of consideration that the adjacent low-rise structure could eventually be replaced by something of similar height to 809 Broadway.
YIMBY recently toured the building to check out the views from the upper floors and balconies. There are vistas looking north along Broadway toward the cluster of skyscrapers that make up part of the central Midtown skyline. Hudson Yards and Lower Manhattan are easily spotted as well.
Photos below show the back side of 809 Broadway.
The closest subways are the L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, and 6 trains at Union Square.