Wednesday, January 21, 2015
City OKs 15-story mixed-use retail-residential building on 14th and C
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The city last week signed off on the necessary permits for the Rabsky Group to build a 15-story mixed-use retail-residential complex on the southwest corner of East 14th Street and Avenue C. (New York Yimby first reported on the approval last Friday.)
The demo permits to take down the former R&S Strauss auto parts store, which closed in April 2009, were filed last June.
What can you expect here some day?
A 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.
[EVG file photo]
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
Prepping the former R&S Strauss auto parts store for demolition on East 14th Street and Avenue C
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Any way to find out what the "community facility" will be? (its not in the links). I had heard a year ago they were shopping it as dorms but not getting the required long-term contracts, but perhaps that changed.
Anyone who lives in the area knows the L train, which only goes as far East as 1st Avenue, is a nightmare in the morning. Do these real estate developers take into account there's no viable mode of transportation over there? Not even CitiBikes!!! ;)
Enjoy your million dollar view of the Con Ed plant stacks!
Real estate developers take nothing into account except the fact that there's money to be made; they won't be the ones squeezing into already overburdened subways and overcrowded buses. Many a morning I wait at 14th and A to catch a bus, and more often than not a couple of Avenue D buses go by without stopping because they are so full they can't take another fare. When this monstrosity opens, along with all the other shit coming in on Avenue A and on 14th between A and B, the word 'nightmare' won't even begin to describe it.
The MTA is looking for funding for expanding access to the L train. An entrance for Ave A and the widening of the entrances and turnstile points on 1st ave would happen is funding is acquired. You can read all about it here: http://www.mta.info/press-release/nyc-transit/mta-seeks-federal-funds-increase-capacity-canarsie-l-line
Expanding L train access at 1st Avenue doesn't change the fact that the trains are too packed in the morning coming from Brooklyn that you can't even get on! And the bus situation is horrible. The M14 buses need to be transitioned to select bus service to keep them moving during the morning rush. But even that would just be a band aid.
If you followed the link I provided you could have read how bumping up service is part of the plan, but you chose to complain instead of getting informed.
Will the Con Ed plant explode for the grand opening of this new building or will the residents have to wait for one of the scheduled meltdowns/fires/explosions?
Thank you Anon 10:41
Finally a statement with some backup.
Con Ed plant on the east, NYCHA housing bordering on the south, and the ass-end of the Stuy Town bloc on the north.
@Anon. 6:04 - But hey, they'll be able to say they live in the East Village!
ghetto views at Beekman rent rates. what fool would pay for long term stay so close to this polluting cancer-maker???
incredible. NYU trust fund dopes most likely; with the FDR Drive vehicular air exhaust like living above the NJ Turnpike: air you can eat alright!!!!
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