Tuesday, January 13, 2015
New building in the works for 253 E. 7th St.
[Photo from December by EVG reader Laura Zelasnic]
Back in July, we noted that 253 E. Seventh St., a townhouse between Avenue C and Avenue D, was on the market.
The vacant building has air rights, and the listing noted that "the buyer could keep the existing structure and add floor area. Alternatively, the buyer could demolish the existing and structure and build a new ground-up development."
Looks as if the new owners have opted for the demolition route.
There is a new permit pending for a 6-floor residential building here.
Plans call for two residences plus a duplex penthouse for No. 253.
In early December, neighbors complained of illegal demolition at the site. (There aren't any demo permits on file just yet.)
The property changed hands for $4.3 million last August to an entity going by JKM 7 LLC.