A five-story co-op building in TriBeCa will be growing by two stories, thanks to approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission at its public hearing on Tuesday.
Last fall, YIMBY brought you the first partial renderings of Cape Advisor’s planned 12-story, 23-unit condominium building at 30 Warren Street, in TriBeCa, and this past Christmas, the New York Times revealed a complete rendering. Being designed by Post-Office Architetes, the project will have units ranging from one- to three-bedrooms, measuring roughly 1,000 to 2,700 square feet, respectively. Eight of the condos will feature private outdoor space. Additionally, retail space will measure 5,578 square feet on the ground floor, and completion is expected in the summer of 2017. An existing five-story, block-long building will have to be demolished.
Early last year, an on-site rendering was posted of Rinaldi Group’s planned 19-story, 300-key CitizenM hotel at 185 Bowery, located near the corner of Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. Today, the construction is moving forward following a period of no activity, according to Bowery Boogie. Rebar can be seen poking up above the construction fence and crews are likely pouring concrete for the ground and below-grade levels. Once complete, the 99,433 square-foot building will feature hotel rooms averaging roughly 250 square feet apiece, a ground-floor café, and a rooftop terrace/bar. A 3,383 square-foot public plaza will front Bowery, and Stephen B. Jacobs Group is the architect of record. Completion is expected in late 2016.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law, which empowered the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate landmarks and historic districts in the five boroughs. With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it would be a good time to review what the commission has protected this year. Six individual landmarks and four historic districts were designated, adding up to protection for over 2,000 more structures.
New office buildings are a rarity in SoHo, because a combination of landmarking and incredibly high property values normally push developers to build condos if they want a return on their investment. But one builder has bucked the trend and filed plans for a seven-story office building at 134 Wooster Street, between Houston and Prince Streets.