[EVG photo from July 2014]
Nearly a year has passed since we heard anything about the plans for the former Bowlmor Lanes (and other now-closed businesses at 110 University Place).
Reps for landlord Billy Macklowe filed plans for a 23-story condo last September.
Now, 6sqft got the first look at some preliminary renderings at the building that will dwarf its neighbors between East 12th Street and East 13th Street…
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Here's more from 6sqft:
The 280-foot height depicted in submitted DOB drawings is now in line with many of its nearby neighbors, including One Fifth Avenue and The Brevoort East. There have been efforts to landmark or rezone the stretch of University Place to prevent developers from assembling large parcels to erect out of context towers. More worrying, however, will be the low-slung glass base and its future tenants, which may be out of character with the vibrant street.
In total, the new condoplex will house 56 (originally there were 52) units at more than 2,000 square feet each.
Meanwhile, as previously previously reported, a 6-story condo will rise from the space right next door that long housed University Place Gourmet and Bennie Louie Chinese Laundry.
Bowlmor Lanes closed in July 2014 after 76 years in business.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Building that houses Bowlmor Lanes will convert to condos, like everywhere else around here
76-year-old Bowlmor Lanes closes for good today
Bowlmor says goodbye
Bowlmor Lanes replacement: 23-floor residential building