Teddi Li’s Iron City Construction has filed applications for a nine-story, 61-key hotel at 88 Walker Street, a vacant lot in western Chinatown. The building will measure a total 23,330 square feet and includes a 2,300 square-foot community facility on the ground floor. Forest Hills-based James Cheng, of Design 101, is the architect of record.
Construction is up to the 10th floor of Commune Hotel & Resort’s planned 20-story, 229-key hotel at 50 Bowery, in Chinatown. According to Bowery Boogie, the hotel will be operated by Joie de Vivre, and a retail portion is included in the base of the structure. Peter Poon is designing the project, which is expected to be complete in Spring 2016.