Back in October of 2015, the four-story townhouse at 253 East 7th Street, in the East Village, was being demolished for a new residential project. Since then, demolition work has been completed, and the developer, BSD Realty, has refiled for applications under a different architect. Issac & Stern Architects is now designing the project, which will rise six stories and contain six residential units. The structure would measure 10,466 square feet and its units should average a spacious 1,498 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be roughly one unit per floor, except a single apartment will share space with other units on the ground and second floors, and the sixth-floor unit will feature space on an upper penthouse level.
In January, news broke that New York University’s Langone Medical Center signed a lease for 55,000 square feet on three floors of the planned 14-story, 100-unit mixed-use project at 175 Delancey Street – Site 6 of the Essex Crossing mega-development – located on the Lower East Side. Now, construction is ongoing on the ground-floor of the building, The Lo-Down reports. This portion of the development will measure 177,950 square feet and will feature 100 senior housing units. In addition to the medical center, the project’s four-story base will include 6,000 square feet of retail, a 13,000-square-foot senior center with a coffee shop, a 24,000-square-foot education facility, and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor garden. Dattner Architects is behind the design, and Delancy Street Associates (L+M Development Partners, Taconic Investment Partners, and BFC Partners) is developing. Completion is expected in 2017.
Michael Kirchmann’s GDS Development is working to convert two SoHo buildings – five-story 25 Mercer Street and three-story 27 Mercer Street – into one condo project, dubbed 25 Mercer. Before residents move in, some of the spaces got a bit of an artistic touch.
Back in December of 2015, YIMBY brought you a construction update on Toll Brothers City Living’s 12-story, 33-unit unit residential building at 100 Barrow Street, in the West Village. At the time, the project was five stories above street level, but it has since topped out, according to Curbed NY. The new 82,638-square-foot building will eventually host a mix of rental apartments and condominiums, some of which will be duplexes, while seven will rent at below-market rates. The units will come in two- to four-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a fitness center, a kid’s room, a laundry, a pet spa, a recreational lounge, and storage for 18 bikes. The residential portion will fund the Church of St. Luke in the Fields’ school expansion at 657 Greenwich Street. Barry Rice Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.
It was in March of 2015 when YIMBY last brought you a construction update on the 30-story, 317-key Courtyard Marriott under development at 133 Greenwich Street, in the Financial District. At the time, the project was 18 stories above street level. Since then, the structure has topped out and has received much of its façade elements, as seen in photos by Tectonic. The building’s windows are all in place and paneling is currently being installed on its southern face. In all, the building measures 151,282 square feet. There will be retail space on the ground floor, with the hotel taking up the rest of the building. A fitness center will be located in the cellar, followed by a restaurant on the sixth floor, and a rooftop bar and terrace on the 28th floor. Hidrock Properties is the developer, while Danny Forster Design Studio being responsible for the design, with Peter Poon Architect serving as the architect of record. Completion can be expected later this year.