Does it seem as if there's a lot of new construction going on in the East Village these days?
To me, there's more going on now than any other time in the five years that I've done this site.
So here are all the current projects in one post.
But a few things first. I didn't include commercial ventures such as the Hyatt Union Square ... or other non-commercial jobs such as St. Brigid's (but I did include 51 Astor Place — mostly because of its size and scope and neighborhood-changing potential).
I also didn't include rumored construction sites, such as Mary Help of Christians, which likely faces the wrecking ball one day... or partial building rehabs...or jobs that haven't started in earnest just yet, such as 33 Second Ave. and 227 E. Seventh St.
• 219 E. 13th St. (aka, The Mystery Lot)
What: 8 stories, 82 units of residential. Plus retail on the East 14th Street side.
..and the plywood went up on the East 14th Street this week...
• 74-84 Third Ave. at East 12th Street
What: 9 stories, 94 units of residential. Plus retail.
• 51 Astor Place (aka The Death Star)
What: 12 stories, all commercial; some educational use.
• 27 E. Seventh St.
What: Interior demolition and gut rehab of former rectory for the pastor and priests of the Order of Saint Basil the Great; later the illegal hotel the Village Inn. Conversion to residential. Per the DOB, there will be 11 units of residential.
• 21 E. First St. (aka the former Mars Bar) at Second Avenue
What: 12 stories, 65 units of residential. Plus retail.
• 154 Second Ave.
What: Conversion of former funeral home into residential; plus addition of 3 new floors. 12 units of residential (still confirming final number). Plus retail.
• 331. E. Sixth St. (aka Chez Schwimm)
What: Demolition of formerly historic townhouse; new 6-floor single-family mansion for David Schwimmer
• 427 E. 12th St.
What: 6 story, 11 units.
• 130 E. Seventh St. at Avenue A
What: Per the DOB: "Convert portion of existing commercial building to general residential use on floors 4 thru 7 ... reconstruct portion of existing penthouse."
• 315 E. 10th St.
What: Conversion from nonprofit use to residential. 9 units of residential. Plus one additional floor for penthouse apartment.
• 526 E. Fifth St.
What: Conversion of three-story multiple-dwelling building to a single-family residence
• 185 Avenue B at East 12th Street
What: 7 stories, 40 units of residential. Plus community facility and church.
• 542 East Fifth St. at Avenue B
What: Conversion of former Cabrini Nursing Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation into residential apartments (90 units). Plus retail.
• 710 E. Ninth St. (aka the Henry Street Settlement Day Care #3 building)
What: Conversion of former school into community facility plus 46 units of housing to serve homeless young adults and young adults aging out of the foster care system
• 316-318 E. Third St.
What: Demolition of formerly historic townhouse; construction of 7 stories, 33 units of residential
• 326-328 E. Fourth St.
What: Conversion of former two-building artist collective; addition of two floors and 18 units of residential.
...and the doorway...
• 101 Avenue D
What: A community facility, the HQ for the Lower Eastside Girls Club, retail space and 78 affordable and market-rate rental units of residential.
If my math is any good (not really), then this makes 17 construction projects ... with an estimated addition of 534 residential units...(and various retail space).
Any construction projects/developments that I missed?