Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Prepping the former R&S Strauss auto parts store for demolition on East 14th Street and Avenue C

More than five years after closing, it looks as if the R&S Strauss auto parts store is finally being prepped for demolition on the southeast corner of East 14th Street and Avenue C.

On Friday, a reader said that the DEP was there to disconnect some of the utilities. However, despite this action, as well as baiting for rodents, there aren't any demo permits on file with the city just yet.

As for what's next, there are plans waiting for approval to build a 15-story, mixed-use retail-residential complex.

New York Yimby had some details in late April about this Karl Fischer-designed building, which will total 61,789 square feet. DOB permits show 8,578 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The remainder of the first five stories will host a community facility, which will span 18,937 square feet, and 50 apartments will sit above — some even with views of the Con Ed plant.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Development back in play for East 14th Street and Avenue C

More details on the sale of 644 E. 14th St.

Here comes a 15-story retail-residential complex for East 14th Street and Avenue C


Anonymous said...

I love me some demolition!

Gojira said...

Wonder how much they will ask for the privilege of living next to the high security zone/POW camp-looking mess that is the Con Ed plant.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Yes indeed. The views of the Con Ed plant will literally be breathtaking.


Also breathtaking - the 5 feet of water on the ground floor courtesy of the next hurricane.

Anonymous said...

P.T. Barnum is in hysterics, somewhere.

Anonymous said...

And Karl Fischer as well.... lovely. Someone plant a couple of decks of heroin on his sorry ass already and get him deported back to Canada to fuck up their cities will his shitty designs.

Anonymous said...

I live blocks from here but I still get to hear the loud raucous noise the plant produces when the steam is released periodically, as this morning around 6am.


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Karl Fischer tenants!