Here on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones, a 9-story office building is now in the works for the 50-foot-wide lot...
According to New York Yimby, who first reported on this development, 363 Lafayette St. will feature 8,325 square feet of community facilities and 27,743 square feet of commercial space.
Per NY Yimby:
Retail and a lobby will occupy the first floor, followed by a mix of community facilities and offices on the second and third floors, and the remaining six floors will be devoted to office space.
We wonder if this property will be marketed directly to NYU, which owns dozens of buildings on the surrounding blocks. In that case, the community space could become classrooms, or possibly offices for a non-profit.
As some of you might remember, this corner was home to the Jones Diner from 1938 to 2002...
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