Back in August of 2014, renderings were revealed of, and excavation work was imminent for, the seven-story, 37-unit residential building under development at 155 Attorney Street, on the Lower East Side. Now, Bowery Boogie reports that the project has topped out and the windows have been installed. The rest of the façade appears to not yet have been installed, going by how the building looks in renderings. The 30,000-square-foot building will likely feature rental apartments, as its residential units should average 811 square feet apiece. There will be five “recreational rooms,” bicycle storage, and a storage room in the cellar. Midtown Equities is the developer. SRA Architecture + Engineering is the latest architect of record with Studio V Architecture having been replaced sometime during construction. Completion is likely later this year.
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Back in November of 2015, the expansion of the former three-story building at 139 Ludlow Street, on the Lower East Side, topped out at five stories, or 71 feet above street level. Bowery Boogie reports that the project is largely complete, now that the windows have been installed, exterior detailing has finished, and the scaffolding has been removed. The 16,500-square-foot commercial building, dubbed Ludlow House, will eventually house two restaurants and a members-only club, featuring event spaces, lounges, and screening rooms. Princeton Holdings is the developer and Lee Levine’s Hoboken, N.J-based Lee Levine Architects is the architect of record. Opening is expected within weeks, according The Lo-Down.
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.
Back in 2012, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) secured $16 million in funding to build Pier 42 park, located between FDR Drive and the East River on the Lower East Side. Curbed reports the project has now received more complete financing in the form of $12 million more from the LMDC in addition to $7 million via settlement funds recently distributed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once complete, the public space will include landscaped lawns and gardens, an esplanade, a bike path, playgrounds/play areas, a concession station, and a pavilion. Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects is designing. Phase one, which largely focuses on remediating and pedestrianizing the pier, is expected to begin in 2017. A former cargo warehouse must first be demolished.
In February of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings for the planned seven-story, 11-unit residential building at 204 Forsyth Street, on the Lower East Side. Bowery Boogie now reports the 24,960-square-foot project has topped out. The structure’s residential units will be condominiums and should average a spacious 1,779 square feet apiece. The units will come in two- and three-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a parking garage on the ground floor and bicycle storage and recreational space in the cellar. Charlie Saulson is the developer and Z Architecture is behind the design. Completion is expected later this year.