Thursday, July 12, 2012
Work has started on converting the former Cabrini Nursing Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation into residential apartments. As previously reported here, Cabrini, who had been renting the space since opening in 1992 on East Fifth Street at Avenue B, turned over the building to its new owner, developer Ben Shaoul, on June 30.
A chute arrived on the scene late last week...
And the gut renovations were going strong yesterday...
According to permits on file with the DOB, the first floor of the remodeled space will contain the lobby, six apartments and retail. Floors two through six will house 15 apartments on each floor. (We previously heard that the building would contain one-bedroom rentals.) The basement is earmarked "residential amenities."
The estimated total conversion cost is $6 million, per DOB documents. The architect on record is Richard DeMarco of Montroy Andersen DeMarco. That firm's high-end conversion work includes 5 Franklin Place and 225 Rector ...
And, despite a neighborhood rumor, there aren't any plans on file for a pool in the building.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Cabrini Center patients out by the end of today; closes for good June 30
Claim: Ben Shaoul is the new owner of Cabrini nursing home, will convert to condos
Report: Local politicians reach out to Ben Shaoul as re-sale of the Cabrini Nursing Center seems likely
More details on Cabrini's closing announcement
Q-and-A with Patricia Krasnausky, president and CEO of Cabrini Eldercare
Posted by Grieve at 6:50 AM