Workers yesterday removed the rotting plywood covering the long-empty lot at 75 First Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, as these photos by EVG reader Nat Esten show...
... and another photo via Yenta Laureate...
As we previously reported, this lot adjacent to Rite Aid, which has been empty for years, will be home to an 8-story building — featuring 22 residences in total. (No retail.)
Here's what the Colonnade Group has planned for the lot via their website:
Designed by HTO-Architect, the building will rise 8 stories and will stand out with its contemporary and timeless glassy structure. Comprised of 22 residential units, ranging from 1 to 3 bedroom condominiums, 75 I˚ AVE is the ultimate destination for New York sophisticated buyers looking for all the comforts of a high-end residence in a young and dynamic environment.
All of the units will benefit from a number of amenities, including Fitness Center, Lounge and Library, Private and Common Roof Deck, Storage, Bike Storage & Doorman.
We didn't spot any full renderings of the project... but the Colonnade website had this tease of an image...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Developer: A shorter building in the works now for 75 First Avenue
High-rise for 75 First Avenue back in play
Long-stalled First Avenue site now has a brand-new rendering
Report: Long-dormant 1st Avenue development site changes hands
Plywood report and the future of 75 1st Ave. (Spoiler: condos)