Construction is nearing completion on The Grand Mulberry, a seven-story mixed-use building at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Be-Aviv and Nexus Development Group, the property will yield 20 residential units above ground-floor retail space and the Italian American Museum. The project is located at the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets.
Recent photos show the detailed red brick façade on the northern and eastern elevations. The brick is laid in a double-stacked running bond pattern surrounding a spacious grid of punched windows lined with dark rectangular metal frames.
The most notable aspect of the project is the rounded bricks that protrude from the flat surface in the pattern of traditional window grid across the northern and eastern elevations. The curved northeastern corner complements these ornamental touches.
The upper levels and rear of the building are clad in gray metal paneling and concrete. Scaffolding was recently removed from these portions of the structure, though one section at the crown is still awaiting its final façade panels. The southern elevation features three stacked balconies, and the roof is lined with a metal railing, suggesting the presence of an outdoor terrace.
Renderings created by op.AL from YIMBY’s last update depict the interiors of the Italian American Museum. A double-height entrance is positioned along Mulberry Street that leads visitors into a 20-foot-tall central atrium with a skylight that will bring natural light all the way down to the first level.
The site is within close proximity of a number of subway lines, including the 6, J, N, Q, R, W, and Z trains at three separate Canal Street stations to the southwest, and the B and D trains at the Grand Street station to the east along Chrystie Street.
The Grand Mulberry will likely be completed later this year.