In October, complete renderings were revealed of Extell Development’s 80-story, 815-unit condominium tower at 252 South Street, in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side. At the time, foundation work was the main focus, but now the core of the tower is beginning to rise and is above street level, Bowery Boogie reports. The project is dubbed One Manhattan Square and being designed by Adam Associates. It will include 90,000 square feet of amenity space in total and a separate 13-story, 205-unit affordable residential building. There will also be roughly 20,000 square feet of retail space. Completion is expected in 2019.
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In the beginning of January 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for a seven-story, 41-key hotel at 88 Allen Street, on the Lower East Side, and now construction on the project is wrapping up. Bowery Boogie reports scaffolding has recently been removed from the structure, and it appears façade installation is nearing the finish line. The new building encompasses 20,200 square feet and hotel rooms should average 321 square feet apiece. There will also be an open rooftop bar on the seventh floor. Sun Sun Property Investment is the developer and AMA Architect is the architect of record. Opening can probably be expected in the next few months.
The Spanish Delancey Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at the four-story building at 126 Forsyth Street, on the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side, is looking for a development partner that would demolish the existing structure for a new building. The 5,000 square-foot lot could accommodate a new mixed-use building of up to 32,500 square feet, where a maximum of 27,000 square feet could be used as residential space. The lot is subject to a 120-foot height cap, according to Curbed NY. The church is requiring the first three floors of the new building to be designed, owned, and operated by the church as a house of worship, although zoning allows for retail space to be built as well. It should be noted that the rest of the building could potentially end up being a hotel or office space if a developer chooses against building residential units.
Last December, Cogswell Realty filed exploratory plans for a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory, spanning 148-154 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side. The brick buildings will be partially demolished down to the first floor, according to permits with the Department of Buildings. Bowery Boogie spotted additional filings that call for six floors to be built atop the single-story structure that would be left behind after demolition. There will be 45 residential units in total and retail space is expected to measure 10,219 square feet on the ground and cellar floors. The structure would be topped by a open roof terrace. GLUCK+ is the architect of record and likely designing the redevelopment.
Now that construction is getting underway on two buildings within the Essex Crossing mega-development on the Lower East Side, Site 6, located at 175 Delancey Street, will probably be the next to get started. Planned is a 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use building that will measure 177,950 square feet. New York University’s Langone Medical Center announced last summer it would be taking space in the new building, and The Lo-Down now reports a 15-year lease deal has been finalized for 55,000 square feet across three floors. The four-story podium will also contain 6,000 square feet of retail space. In addition, a 13,000 square-foot senior center will take up the fourth floor and will include a coffee shop called Think Grand Cafe. There will be 24,000 square feet of space for an education facility, although a tenant has not been selected. The base will be topped by a 4,000 square-foot outdoor garden and a 100-unit apartment tower. The residential units above will be rented exclusively to seniors.