Monday, September 30, 2013
On East Houston, work begins on a new 13-floor residential building
Work has started on East Houston and Ridge Street (331 E Houston St. and 161 Ridge St. to be exact), where a demo crew took down the former one-level laundromat ... to make way for a 13-floor residential building with 78 units for this L-shaped parcel of land. The city OK'd plans for the new building on Sept. 17.
EVG Facebook friend Edward Arrocha shared these photos that he took of the property last week.
The site was active on Saturday... perhaps the crew will employ a flagger next time ...
Records show that Stephen B. Jacobs is the architect for the project. (His firm's East Village work includes the Copper Building on Avenue B and the Village Green on East 11th Street.) Jon Halpern of "East Houston Development LLC" is listed as the owner on the DOB permits. (Halpern is a partner and head of Real Estate Investments at Marathon Real Estate Mortgage Trust.)
Previously on EV Grieve:
An L-Shaped footprint ready to make its impression on East Houston Street
An abandoned car in an empty lot that will soon yield a 13-floor residential building