Wednesday, March 16, 2016

14th and C still waiting for its Karl Fischer-designed retail-residential complex

Nearly a year has passed since we've done a post about 644 E. 14th St., where a mixed-use retail-residential complex has the go at the corner of Avenue C.

As you can see, there hasn't been much — or any — progress on this plot of land that previously housed the single-level R&S Strauss auto parts store, which closed in April 2009.

Anyway, a look at the DOB files show some amended documents as of September 2015 ... with a slightly different-sized building. Previously, permits showed a 15-story mixed-use retail-residential complex totaling 61,789 square feet. DOB permits showed 8,578 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor... and 18,937 square feet for a community facility.

The amended permits show a 14-story building totaling 63,932 square feet, with 8,064 square feet for retail ... and 21,991 square feet for a community facility. The Schedule A still shows 50 apartments.

The prolific Karl Fischer is the architect of record. (His other EV work includes The Robyn on East Third Street and The Nathaniel on East 12th Street.)

No sign of renderings yet for No. 644. But we did spot some sexy diagrams at the DOB for the address...

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The diagrams do indicate balconies for the units, which are on floors 6 through 14. The documents also note "flood gate storage" on the first floor. Not sure exactly what that is, but it sounds like a good idea. This corner was about 3-6 feet under water during Sandy.

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

City OKs 15-story mixed-use retail-residential building on 14th and C

14th and C now waiting for the Karl Fischer-designed 15-story retail-residential complex

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The main activity lately has been repairing the flimsy plywood wall, which keeps falling down when the wind blows. My guess is that they're hunting for a "community facility" to take the space. As a neighbor I sure hope its benign.