The rendering on the plywood along University Place between 12th Street and 13th Street – former home of Bowlmor Lanes — doesn't really illustrate just how large and luxurious the 22-floor retail-residential complex will be here...
You have to go to the website of architect Annabelle Selldorf for the full effect... (The Times had the full reveal back in late May.)
Per the Selldorf website:
This new 118,500 sf mixed-use project is located on the corner of University Place and East 12th Street in Greenwich Village. The primary urban opportunities of the site are to connect to the thriving pedestrian activity and contribute to the public’s experience of the streetscape.
To achieve this the two story retail base has expansive storefront windows interrupted by dark aluminum mullions that create an intimate rhythm and scale. Additionally, the 20 story residential tower above the retail base is set back to maximize the amount of sunlight that reaches the adjacent sidewalks and provide generous rooftop gardens.
The 50-plus-unit building, dubbed 21E12 by developer Billy Macklowe, will have homes ranging from $2.35 million to more than $15 million. The project was originally said to be 23 floors. Now just 22.
Last November, local elected officials, preservation groups and even actor Ed Norton rallied to have this area rezoned to put heigh limits on new construction along this corridor. Mayor de Blasio wasn't apparently too interested in the proposal.
This building will dwarf a new 7-story luxury condo going in next door at the corner of 13th Street.
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
Major changes coming to University Place and East 13th Street
How about some more condos for University Place
Here's what's left of the block of University Place that once housed Bowlmor Lanes