The other day Matt Rosen from Neighborhoodr was walking by the long-dormant building at First Avenue and Ninth Street as workers were finishing up and closing the gate. And the conversation went like this:
I asked if they knew what was going in.
Uh, OK. Motel?
Hmm. Anyway, Curbed reported on April 30 that the city issued a permit for interior renovations on the four-story, 31-unit building. No word on what, exactly, the renovations were for. (As EV Grieve reader HippieChick has pointed out, the total cost of the renovations were estimated at $30,000 on the work permit. Which won't go very far...)
So here's my rendering for a motel here... Not real original, but...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Blockbuster: 147 First Ave. set for demolition
[Motel Hell image via. Bates Motel image via. Top photo via EV Grieve reader Steph.]