As you probably know, crews are demolishing the former BP station and adjacent one-level building that housed Puck Fair on East Houston and Lafayette.
Coming to that space one of these days: A building that will encompass 80,000 square feet of "flagship retail and boutique office" ...
[Rendering by Cookfox]
This building at 300 Lafayette will be getting some company.
As The Wall Street Journal noted yesterday, a joint venture of Madison Capital and Vornado Realty Trust have plans for a 6-story mixed-use building on that sliver of space between Broadway and Crosby...
Here's a rendering of the project looking toward the east on Houston near Broadway... (the Landmarks Commission signed off on this design back in 2013)...
Per the Journal:
The glass building will have about 11,500 square feet of retail space on the first and second floors with 22,751 square feet of high-end office space on floors three to six. In addition, the building will have an outdoor terrace. The developers hope to complete the building by mid-2018.
While this project had been in the works for years, Madison and Vornado just closed on the $25.8 million purchase of the site from the New York City Economic Development Corp. last Friday. Part of the space had used by the the MTA to park emergency vehicles.
Until late 2014, the space at Broadway housed the Honest Boy fruit stand for years. A mysterious fire took care of what was left of the stand last summer.
[Photo from April 2014 via Vanishing New York]