Monday, December 2, 2013

10-story building in the works for Suffolk and East Houston



We were walking by the long-vacant lot at the corner of East Houston Street and Suffolk Street… and saw the rendering on the plywood for what's coming next...



Turns out that the city approved plans for a 10-story building here back in July. According to the DOB, there will be 14 residential units here… Plans show 11,522 square feet for residential use … and 2,527 square feet for community facility space.

Not sure what the fate is of 255 E. Houston St., which previously housed the day-care center Action For Progress. They were displaced in the spring of 2010 when construction next door destabilized the building.



Previously on EV Grieve:
Next for 255 E. Houston St.: Community facility/school/medical building?

7 comments:

Gojira said...

Well, 255 is a beautiful old, historic and humanely-sized building, so there's no room for it in the LES anymore; it'll be gone by next summer, I'm guessing, in order to make way for yet another pile of the cold, hard-edged blocks and angles that pass for buildings these days.

Anonymous said...

It has been an eyesore for years. We need more useable space in this city, so its good that ANYTHING is being done!

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

The ANYTHING you refer to 10:25 AM is only for people who can afford to pay luxury rents. As is the rest of the useable space developers are putting up.

nygrump said...

I just wish the Space Brothers would get here soon and fix all of this mess.

Goggla said...

Just when I thought nothing could be uglier than a generic glass box, this rendering comes along...is that a prison on the ground floor?

Anonymous said...

10:25 here. It would likely be a 80-20 building, where 20% of the apts are affordable. The other 80% will be people moving to the neighborhood to spend money there, in stores like yours. The construction workers might even spend money there every day for 2-3 years. Right now, it is a vacant building doing nothing for anyone.

Anonymous said...

If you look up the definition of "ugly" in the dictionary, it shows this rendering.

- East Villager