3 Saint Mark’s Place Readies for Construction in the East Village

Rendering of 3 St. Marks Place - Morris Adjmi Architects

YIMBY went to check out 3 St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, where an eight-story mixed-use office building is set to rise. Approved by the New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in the summer of 2019, the nearly 54,000-square-foot project is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation. In addition to construction of the new structure at the intersection of St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue, plans also call for exterior alterations to an adjacent historic landmark at 4 Saint Mark’s Place, known as the Hamilton Holly House.

Photos show the empty rectangular property awaiting construction activity. Graffiti on the adjacent structures and colorful advertisements have accumulated around the address.

3 St. Mark’s Place, photo by Michael Young

3 St. Mark’s Place, photo by Michael Young

3 St. Mark’s Place, photo by Michael Young

3 St. Mark’s Place, photo by Michael Young

3 St. Mark’s Place will use approximately 8,336 square feet of air rights from the landmarked structure. Hamilton House will be restored and refurbished upon completion of the ground-up superstructure, which will feature commercial office space and ground-floor retail. The main rendering shows lush landscaped outdoor terraces atop the setbacks that wrap around the fifth, eighth, and tenth stories, as well as on the rooftop. The color scheme and greenery will blend will with the architectural language of the neighborhood and the adjacent tree-lined block of St. Mark’s Place.

The closest subway is the 6 train at the Astor Place subway station. One block further west are the R and W trains at the corner of East Eighth Street and Broadway.

Start and completion dates for 3 St. Mark’s Place have yet to be announced.

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6 Comments on "3 Saint Mark’s Place Readies for Construction in the East Village"

  1. East Villager | March 2, 2020 at 10:19 am | Reply

    Not approved yet! ULURP still to go, with Capalino the lobbyist, ugh.

  2. Looks great. Fingers crossed that it passes through the Land Use review (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure aka ULURP as mentioned by another commenter).

  3. I’m sorry but the site depicted is across the street from the Hamilton-Holly house not adjacent. Now I’m confused.

    • Yeah, the site is on the north side of St Mark’s, while Hamilton-Holly is on the south side. That is confusing.

      Another source of confusion — the first sentence says this is an 8-story building, while toward the end, you mention a 10th story setback.

  4. @Alexander What looks great about it? This design is mediocre in every way and a blight on Astor Place.

  5. This neighborhood is a mess

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