Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Here's the 1st look at the new building proposed for the 2nd Avenue explosion site
This coming Monday, CB3's Landmarks Committee will review an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the new residential building proposed at 119-121 Second Ave. — the site of the deadly gas explosion site from March 2015.
Ahead of that meeting, CB3 has posted the 39-page application on its website. (PDF here.)
The materials include renderings via Morris Adjimi Architects of the proposed building...
[View from along 7th Street]
As previously reported, Shaky Cohen's Nexus Building Development Group filed plans in February for the development.
According to the Nexus website, 119-121 Second Ave. "is a high-end condominium building ... with seven floors including 21 apartments and a retail space. Residential units are one, two and three bedrooms."
Cohen paid $9.15 million for the empty lots at No. 119 and 121 between Seventh Street and St. Mark's Place.
In a previously recorded transaction, Ezra Wibowo paid $6 million for the adjacent property at 123 Second Ave. A source told the Post in March 2017 that this was a long-term investment. "He’s not in a rush to build or develop."
The lot sits within the the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District. CB3's committee will hear the proposal before it eventually continues on to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. (The CB3 meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Grace Church School, 46 Cooper Square.)
The meeting notice arrived on the fence at the property yesterday...
[Photo by Chris Rowland]
Moises Locón Way and Nicholas Figueroa died in the explosion on March 26, 2015. The defendants in the case, including Maria Hrynenko, the former owner of No. 119 and 121, are expected to go to trial in September.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Exclusive: 2nd Avenue explosion sites have a new owner
Dedicating Moises Locón Way and Nicholas Figueroa Way on 2nd Avenue at 7th Street
Soil testing underway at the 2nd Avenue explosion site