Back in September of 2014, real estate investors Enrique Alonso and Katherine Pozycki-Alonso acquired, for $19.2 million, the three-story, 11-unit residential building at 138-140 West 11th Street, in Greenwich Village. Now, an unknown buyer has acquired the 12,000-square-foot property for $31 million and is planning to transform it into a single-family mansion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The structure, which previously contained two rent-stabilized apartments, is being delivered vacant. Extensive renovations to the interior are expected. The 5,450-square-foot lot currently contains 16,240 square feet of residential air rights, so an expansion is also possible. Any exterior alterations to the property must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, as the townhouses sit within the Greenwich Village Historic District.
An anonymous New York investor has acquired, for $15.4 million, the six-story, 13,150-square-foot former residence and studio of artists Madeline Arakawa Gins and Shusaku Arakawa at 124 West Houston Street, in Greenwich Village. The new owner plans to convert the building’s ground and cellar levels into retail space and turn floors two though six into residential units, according to Commercial Observer. The building is vacant, except for a rent-controlled apartment on the fifth floor. It’s not clear if the apartments will be rentals or condos, but the future residential floors contain 14-foot ceilings and large floor plates. The property is located within the South Village Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission would have to approve any exterior alterations.
Back in March of 2016, YIMBY brought you the first renderings of the 22-story, 52-unit mixed-use building planned at 21 East 12th Street (a.k.a. 100 University Place), in Greenwich Village. Now, complete models of the building, crafted by Radii Inc., have been posted to the YIMBY Forums. The new tower will encompass 122,272 square feet. There will be 13,075 square feet of retail on the ground and cellar levels, in addition to 1,050 square feet of community facility space also on the street level. The residential units, which will be condominiums, should average 2,076 square feet apiece. Amenities include a parking garage in the sub-cellar, storage for 27 bikes, a fitness center, a lounge, and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. William Macklowe Company is the developer, while Annabelle Selldorf Architects is designing the building. SLCE Architects is serving as the architect of record. The site’s former four-story building was demolished earlier this year.
Pommes Frites, the Belgian fried potato joint in the East Village, was destroyed in a deadly explosion linked to an illegal gas tap on March 26, 2015. Now, the establishment is set to re-open a bit to the west. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved its façade at 128 MacDougal Street, located between Bleecker Street and West 3rd Street in the South Village Historic District.
William Macklowe Company is getting ready to start construction and launch sales for its 23-story condo tower at the corner of University Place and East 12th Street in the Village. YIMBY has the first renderings of the project, which will be known as 21 East 12th Street, courtesy of PR reps and a new teaser site.