North Bergen, N.J.-based Nehalkumar Gandhi has filed applications for a 13-story, 48-key hotel at 79 Eldridge Street, on the Lower East Side. The structure will measure 19,279 square feet. The ground floor will host the hotel lobby and a reception area, and hotel rooms will be located through the 12th floor. Individual hotel rooms should average 310 square feet apiece. On the 13th floor, there will be 1,243 square feet of space for a community facility. Amenities include a fitness center and bike storage. Michael Kang’s Flushing-based architectural firm is the architect of record. The filings come after a different developer submitted plans in March for a slightly smaller hotel. That one would have contained 10 stories and 38 hotel rooms. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot property is currently vacant.
79 Eldridge Street
Osher Niyazov, doing business as a Forest Hills-based LLC, has filed applications for a 10-story, 38-key hotel building at 79 Eldridge Street, on the Lower East Side. The new building will measure 16,969 square feet in total and individual hotel rooms should average 346 square feet apiece. Guest amenities will include a fitness center and a café in the cellar. Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record, although Ellipses Design will be responsible for the architecture. The Lo-Down reports New Jersey-based Shew Foo Chin acquired the vacant 25-foot-wide lot for $5.3 million this past February. The specific hotel brand has not been revealed.