Friday, February 6, 2015
The future of East Houston and Orchard will look like this
There it is — the rendering for Ben Shaoul's new retail-residential complex coming to the one-level strip on East Houston between Orchard and Ludlow ... a 10-floor building with 83 residential units spread out over 95,000-square feet.
New York Yimby had the first look at the new-look 196 Orchard St. this morning.
In addition, the new building will feature 13,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and nearly 5,000 square feet of community facility space.
And how about the retail? Per Yimby: "In the rendering, it appears as though the store space may be targeted towards an Apple-like tenant, though none have publicly committed yet."
As BoweryBoogie (who first learned that Shaoul was behind this project) has been reporting, the businesses along here (Bereket among them) have closed or moved to make way for the development.
Pretty much everything you see will be gone — except for Katz's, whose owner sold their air rights to Shaoul to help make all this possible.
Permits were filed earlier this week to demolish the Bereket space, per Bedford + Bowery.
Ismael Leyva is the architect of record.