Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Activity in the long-empty lot that will house 8 floors of condos on 1st Avenue

Workers yesterday removed the rotting plywood covering the long-empty lot at 75 First Ave. between Fourth Street and Fifth Street, as these photos by EVG reader Nat Esten show...

... and another photo via Yenta Laureate...

As we previously reported, this lot adjacent to Rite Aid, which has been empty for years, will be home to an 8-story building — featuring 22 residences in total. (No retail.)

Here's what the Colonnade Group has planned for the lot via their website:

Designed by HTO-Architect, the building will rise 8 stories and will stand out with its contemporary and timeless glassy structure. Comprised of 22 residential units, ranging from 1 to 3 bedroom condominiums, 75 I˚ AVE is the ultimate destination for New York sophisticated buyers looking for all the comforts of a high-end residence in a young and dynamic environment.

All of the units will benefit from a number of amenities, including Fitness Center, Lounge and Library, Private and Common Roof Deck, Storage, Bike Storage & Doorman.

We didn't spot any full renderings of the project... but the Colonnade website had this tease of an image...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Developer: A shorter building in the works now for 75 First Avenue

High-rise for 75 First Avenue back in play

Long-stalled First Avenue site now has a brand-new rendering

Report: Long-dormant 1st Avenue development site changes hands

Plywood report and the future of 75 1st Ave. (Spoiler: condos)


  1. It looks like a narrow space before walls, looks
    like an apartment for Flat Stanley.

  2. How can they have all those north-facing windows? You know the 1-story Rite Aid lot is inevitably doomed, so another high-rise will eventually go on the corner and completely cover the wall of this joke building.

  3. "Timeless glassy structure" - yeah, cos the first thing I think of when I think of timeless architecture is glassy structures like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Empire State Building, the Coliseum in Rome, the Egyptian pyramids, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament - all of them wonderful glass and steel cubes to delight the senses and entice the eye.

  4. Carol from E. 5th StreetSeptember 20, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    "high end residence" with Rite Aid on one side and a 99 cent store on the other?. Yeah, right.

    And get ready for a massive rat runoff as that lot is full of them.


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