Spotted this morning on the plywood along East 13th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue...
Welcome to Stuyraq!
This is at the site of the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office. There are currently approved plans for an 8-story, 114-unit (23 affordable, 91 market rate) mixed-use building here.
However, reps for the developers (Benenson Capital Partners in association with the Mack Real Estate Group) are lobbying to receive a zoning variance for a 12-story building. In an analysis of the plot, the developers note that "unusually elevated groundwater levels and exceedingly soft and unstable soil (owing to the presence of an underground stream) ... result in extraordinary construction costs." Read more about this here.
Officials from Stuyraq could not be reached for comment.
Thanks to EVG reader Daniel for the photos!