An Environmental Assessment Statement released by the NYC Department of City Planning reveals how proposals to rezone Manhattan’s SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods could permanently alter the area. The actions aim to expand allowable residential density for multifamily buildings, spur the construction of income-restricted and permanently affordable housing, and increase available community facilities. If approved, the upzone could spur the development of more than 3,200 new apartment units, 108,000 gross square feet of retail space, and 35,000 square feet of community facilities. Estimates for residential development include up to 940 affordable apartment units.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will soon consider proposals from Bjarke Ingels Group to construct a large rooftop pavilion and terrace at 130 Prince Street in Soho. Located at the corner of Prince and Wooster Streets, the mixed-use commercial property will support a mix of retail and office space.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is currently reviewing proposals to construct a five-story office building at 72 Grand Street in the Soho Cast Iron Historic District of Manhattan. The site currently sits vacant with frontage along both Grand and Wooster Streets. If approved, the new building will top out at nearly 88 feet including all required mechanicals.
In 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) granted approvals for a commercial office conversion of two aging townhouses at 61-63 Crosby Street in SoHo, Manhattan. Architect David Grider, who oversaw the initial design and application process, will return to the LPC on Tuesday, April 21st with proposals to modernize and restore the buildings’ existing facades.
Permits have been filed for a ten-story commercial and community facility building at 30 Thompson Street in Soho, Manhattan. Located between Grand Street and Watts Street, the lot is near the Canal Street subway station, serviced by the 1 train and the Spring Street station, serviced by the C and E trains. DHA Capital is listed as the owner behind the applications. Previous plans for the site include a condo project designed by Karim Rashid.