A 35-story mixed-use project in the Financial District can now go forward, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation on Tuesday. The project is at 77 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 42 Trinity Place) and needed LPC approval because it would cantilever over the Robert and Anne Dickey House, an individual landmark immediately to the south at 67 Greenwich Street (a.k.a. 28-30 Trinity Place). The changes to the design weren’t too dramatic and one of them was described as a “no-brainer” by the LPC chair.
Last month, new renderings surfaced of the six-story, 82-unit mixed-use building under development at 438 East 12th Street, in the East Village, and now EV Grieve reports the East 12th Street-facing side of the structure is five stories above street level. The 151,943-square-foot project will eventually grow to reach the corner of East 11th Street and Avenue A. As reported, there will be 8,376 and 961 square feet of ground-floor retail and medical office space, and its 82 condominium units should average 1,315 square feet apiece. The varying unit configurations and amenities are listed in our previous post. Douglas Steiner is the developer, Perkins Eastman affiliate S9 Architecture is the design architect, and Paris Forino is designing the interiors. Completion is expected in 2017.
Developers Omnia Group and North Wind Group are working to transform the 10-story, 55,000-square-foot former Salvation Army shelter at 225 Bowery, on the Lower East Side, into a 14-story, 200-key Ace Hotel. Bowery Boogie now has renderings of the project, which would expand the building by four stories. The expansion comes at the expense of a three-story, 8,300-square-foot structure at 223 Bowery, which was demolished this past January. Once the property is redeveloped, the ground floor will host the hotel lobby, a 130-seat restaurant, and retail space. There will also be a bar on the 11th floor, along with a roof terrace and a gym. HAKS is designing and is serving as the architect of record. The building was purchased for a little more than $30 million back in 2014.
This past January, news broke that the $3.9 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub in the Financial District would open to the public in early March. Last week, Curbed NY gave you a sneak peek inside the Santiago Calatrava-designed structure, and yesterday, on March 3rd, the hub officially opened. As seen in the photos, only a large chunk of the main concourse is open right now, and the rest of the structure is expected to follow in phases over the next few months. That includes 365,000 square feet of retail space to be managed by Westfield Corp. The Port Authority can now prepare to remove the temporary PATH station entrance near One World Trade Center, site of the planned World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, or PAC WTC. As reported earlier, the new transit hub now serves as the connection point for 11 subway lines, World Trade Center-bound PATH trains, multiple bus lines, and ferry service.
In November of 2014, the former 206-bed nursing home for AIDS patients (dubbed Rivington House) located at 45 Rivington Street, on the Lower East Side, closed its operations. Last year, there were reports that The Allure Group would turn the five-story, 150,000-square-foot building into a nursing home that would be available to all seniors, but now a team of developers has acquired the property for $116 million, according to The Real Deal. The team includes the U.S. branch of China Vanke Co., Slate Property Group, and Adam America Real Estate, and they plan to convert the building into roughly 100 condominium units. A completion date has not been disclosed.