Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office will yield to an 8-story residential building
[EVG file photo]
The first new building permit has been filed for the former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office on East 14th Street. Plans are calling for an 8-story residential building with ground-floor retail here just west of Avenue A.
According to the DOB, the building will be 96,000 square feet, with 8,655 square feet designated for the retail space. Plans also show a total of 114 apartments.
SLCE Architects are listed as the designer of record. (Any renderings floating around out there?) That firm's résumé includes such high-profile projects as the Bloomberg mothership on Lexington Avenue and the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center.
Demolition permits were ordered in October to bring down the post office and the former Stuyvesant Stationery shop next door.
This post office branch just west of Avenue A closed for good in February. The USPS is leasing the former Duane Reade at 333 E. 14th St. for retail services.
No word on when the demolition might start.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Today in rants: the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office
[Photo by Gian G. via Yelp]
Meanwhile, at everyone's favorite local post office branch...
UPDATED: Did you hear the rumor about the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office branch closing?
Report: Closure of the Peter Stuyvesant Post Office is pretty much a done deal
First sign of more development on East 14th Street?
Asbestos abatement to begin at former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office
Davey drill arrives ahead of rumored development at former East 14th Street post office
Former Peter Stuyvesant Post Office slated to be demolished