Monday, August 29, 2016
A demo crew made quick work of 71 Fourth Ave., the single-level structure at the southeast corner of 10th Street... as you can see from the handy Blogger Portals...
Workers will next turn their demolition attention to the neighboring townhouse at 82 E. 10th St.
All this is to make way for a 10-story retail-residential building. The approved permit shows retail on the ground floor and 12 dwelling units above. The residential portion encompasses more than 24,000 square feet, so those units will presumably be the crucially needed high-end condos. Floors 2-5 will each have two units while 6-8 will each have one unit while a two-level duplex to top things off.
As previously reported, development has been stalled here for years. The previous tenants, including the Green East deli and St. Marx Music (and previously the Atlas Barber School), were cleared out in early 2007. There were once plans to build a 13-story hotel, though the city surprisingly never OK'd that proposal.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Demo permits filed to raze southeast corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street
The 'tremendous retail potential' of East 10th Street and 4th Avenue
10 stories of condos in the works for the long-vacant corner of 4th Avenue and East 10th Street
With new building OK'd, corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street finally ready for razing