Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The demolition work got underway yesterday (officially anyway) at 24 Second Ave. at East First Street.
As if that's not newsy enough, the city OK'd the plans (per DOB records) on Monday for the new 10-story retail-residential complex that will call this corner home. (Pretty speedy turnaround for the city. Reps for the developer only filed the plans in July.)
Dumbo-based RSVP Studio is the architect of record. While we didn't find any renderings at RSVP, there is a new one on the website for mortgage lender Ladder Capital, who provided a bridge loan for … brace!
Permits show some 45,000 square feet for the 31 residences (rentals? condos?) … and another 5,700 square feet for the commercial space.
As New York Yimby first noted in July when the developers filed the permits, apartments will begin on the second floor, with four to five units per floor through the sixth story. The seventh and eighth floors will host two duplexes, and the ninth and tenth floors will hold one penthouse duplex with a private roof deck. Amenities include a shared terrace and recreation space on the second floor, and a fitness room, storage and bike storage in the cellar.
The BP — which was the second-to-last gas station left in the East Village — closed in July 2014.
Previously on EV Grieve:
RUMOR: Gas station going, boutique hotel coming on Second Avenue? (31 comments)
BP station on 2nd Avenue closes this month
The 2nd Avenue BP station has closed
Report: 50,000 square feet of condos coming to the former 2nd Avenue BP station
Permits filed to demolish former 2nd Avenue BP station
More about the 10-story building taking the place of the former BP station at 24 2nd Ave.
A look inside the last East Village gas station