YIMBY went to check in on 226-232 East Broadway, the site of a 26-story residential building on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Designed by Space 4 Architecture, aka S4Architecture, and developed by The Ascend Group, the project is rendered with an irregular pattern of windows, perimeter walls, and landscaped balconies and setbacks.
The Ascend Group
Space 4 Architecture, aka S4Architecture, has released renderings showing a new design for 226-232 East Broadway on the Lower East Side. The original plans called for two residential towers that would rise with identical architectural languages and surround a landmarked pre-war structure at 228 East Broadway. Now the project shows only one modestly tall building rising to the east of the former nursing home. The Ascend Group is the developer of the site.
The Lower East Side’s ongoing development boom has been substantial, with projects ranging from Essex Crossing to One Manhattan Square now nearing completion. But in between those two sites, on a seemingly forgotten block of East Broadway, plans are in the works for another two high-rises. YIMBY last reported on 226-232 East Broadway back in 2016, when the Ascend Group acquired the buildings and lots for $47.5 million. Today, we have the exclusive first look at what’s expected to rise on the site, with two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece expected to flank the landmark former nursing home at 228 East Broadway.
The Ascend Group has acquired the eight-story, 44,000-square-foot former nursing home and individual landmark at 228 East Broadway, the four-story, 16,000-square-foot office building at 232 East Broadway, and the vacant plot at 226 East Broadway, all for $47.5 million. Plans for the Lower East Side assemblage have not been disclosed, although the Lo-Down has obtained a feasibility study on the site, by Space4Architecture, that includes two new 13-story mixed-use buildings.