Thursday, April 24, 2014
New 7-floor buildings for East 14th Street include 150 residential units
Developers pre-filed plans yesterday for the two new retail-residential buildings that will take up a good chunk of East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B.
As previously reported, Gary Barnett of Extell Development purchased eight parcels — consisting of 222 Avenue A and 504 - 530 E. 14th St. (excluding No. 520) — in a 99-year lease worth $35.14 million. The renderings that accompanied the retail listings for the space look like …
[500 E. 14th St.]
... and this...
[524 E. 14th St.]
We have not seen the final renderings just yet. Paperwork on file with the DOB lists Richard J. Metsky of Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record. (The firm's many high-profile projects include the restoration of the Beacon Theater, City Hall and the Chrysler Building, among others.)
Now here are details via the DOB about No. 500:
• 7 stories with 106 dwelling units. In total, the proposed building is 138,388 square feet — 100,349 for residential; 20,039 for retail.
And here are details about No. 538:
• 7 stories with 44 dwelling units. In total, the proposed building is 50,509 square feet — 40,397 for residential; 10,112 for retail.
So that's 150 residential units total in nearly 189,000 square feet of space. For comparison's sake … Douglas Steiner's new residential building waiting for city approval at the former Mary Help of Christians lot boasts 158 apartments in 118,321 square feet. The Steiner project will also contain 22 affordable units.
Previously on EV Grieve:
The disappearing storefronts of East 14th Street
[Updated with correction] 8-lot parcel of East 14th Street primed for new development
East 14th Street corridor now nearly business-free ahead of new development
Here is the future of East 14th Street and Avenue A: 7 stories of residential and retail
City OKs permits to demolish the empty storefronts along this section of East 14th Street
Here is the next new section of East 14th Street
Sidewalk bridge arrives for start of demolition on East 14th Street; last chance for Blarney Cove sign