Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Construction watch: 11 Avenue C

Crews have starting digging in and pile-driving at the triangular lot (the former Mobil station) between Houston Street, Avenue C and Second Street...

...where the city OK'd plans for a 10-story, mixed-use building with 46 residential unit on Dec. 5. The rendering, first revealed back in the fall, is now on the plywood...

Rotwein + Blake are the architects of record. Here's more about the all-new 11 Avenue C via their website:

The narrow triangular site, presented numerous challenges from its odd shape to zoning constraints, Rotwein+Blake crafted a well thought-out solution to maximize potential development opportunity for the client. At ten stories, the building will have 4,600 SF of ground level retail, 46 residential apartments and a landscaped roof terrace.

The buildings retail component engages the more lively Houston Street side on a pedestrian level, with an abundance of storefront glass, awnings and stone details, while the residential entrance on 2nd Street, creates a more private and embracing gesture. The brick and zinc façade blend a modern twist to a historic warehouse style, reminiscent of the now, chic residential adaptive reuse projects of Soho and Tribeca.

The rendering states the project's completion date as March 2018.

Previously on EV Grieve:
You have a little longer to get gas on Avenue C

Plans filed for new 9-story building at site of Mobil station on East Houston and Avenue C

State seizes Mobil station on Avenue C and Houston for nonpayment of taxes

New residential building for former Mobil station lot will be 10 floors with 0 zero affordable units

A look inside the last East Village gas station


Edmund Dunn said...

"reminiscent of the now, chic residential adaptive reuse projects of Soho and Tribeca."

Kill me now. End it. Finish me!

Anonymous said...

lolol wtf does that even mean??

Anonymous said...

I like it.

Anonymous said...

Do you think we'll get that street lighting?

Anonymous said...

"Lively?" Houston Street?