The Mobil station on Avenue C and East Houston closed on Sept. 2, 2014 ... and now some 18 months later, the demolition permits for the structure have finally been filed. (Workers removed the underground tanks at the end of 2014.)
There are plans, as you know, in the works for a 10-story retail-residential building here. However, the project is awaiting the city's blessing. Nothing recent has happened with the application, which the DOB disapproved in April 2014 for incomplete drawings, per city records.
Yesterday, in our recap of the new residential developments popping up along the East Houston corridor (horridor, per Giovanni!)... we had an older rendering for what's in store for this lot, aka 11 Avenue C/350 E. Houston St.
Here are some updated renderings via the architect of record, Rotwein + Blake:
And here's the description of the property, per the Rotwein + Blake site:
Located on the prominent junction of Houston, 2nd Street and Avenue C in the East Village. The narrow triangular site, presented numerous challenges from its odd shape to zoning constraints, Rotwein+Blake crafted a well thought-out solution to maximize potential development opportunity for the client. At ten stories, the building will have 4,600 SF of ground level retail, 46 residential apartments and a landscaped roof terrace.
The buildings retail component engages the more lively Houston Street side on a pedestrian level, with an abundance of storefront glass, awnings and stone details, while the residential entrance on 2nd Street, creates a more private and embracing gesture. The brick and zinc façade blend a modern twist to a historic warehouse style, reminiscent of the now, chic residential adaptive reuse projects of Soho and Tribeca.
Well, sure sounds like a more private and embracing gesture.
But will the new building have a Styrofoam® park...
... or outdoor cafe ...
... fishing hole...
... or hanging severed legs at xmas time like the abandoned Mobil?
Previously on EV Grieve:
You have a little longer to get gas on Avenue C
Plans filed for new 9-story building at site of Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C
State seizes Mobil station on Avenue C and Houston for nonpayment of taxes
New residential building for former Mobil station lot will be 10 floors with 0 zero affordable units
A look inside the last East Village gas station