Monday, June 14, 2010

East Village getting a 60,000- to 70,000-square-foot residential building?

Yowza... a reader just sent along a Q-and-A from the Times with developer Donald Capoccia, a managing principal and founder of BFC Partners, whose projects include the monstrosities Toren in downtown Brooklyn and Schaefer Landing, a three-building waterfront complex in Williamsburg.

This is the passage that we Yowza'd about:

Q. What else is in the pipeline?

A. We have an East Village property. It’s going to be a 60,000- to 70,000-square-foot building. We’re also looking at a hotel deal in Kennedy Airport — this would be our first hotel. Kennedy, believe it or not, does not have any hotels that offer significant conference space.

Whoa! What? Where?!

To be continued....

6 comments:

The Macho Man Randy Savage said...

I hope the East Village property comes with a co-generation plant too. E-lec-tri-fy the MACHO MADNESS. YEAH!

Goggla said...

The old Cooper Union Engineering building? I think they can build skyward on that lot.

Either that or the lot next to Rite Aid on 1st Ave. A 120-floor building would fit in nicely.

HippieChick said...

I can't do square feet...exactly how big a building would that be? I'm guessing pretty darn big...

Ryan on Avenue A said...

70,000 sq ft is what Whole Foods on Houston leases in that building. So imagine turning that on it's side to fit in a lot.

EV Grieve said...

I haven't had time yet to delve into this... there are several stalled sites around the neighborhood... like the one on 13th Street between A and B... one on 12th Street between A and First... 10th Street and Fourth Avenue... and the space adjacent to Rite-Aid on First Avenue... There's the development in the works for Houston and D, though I think that's more than 70,000 feet...

Lisa said...

Hey, maybe it's the blue tarp-laden Mystery Lot?!?