As we've been reporting, a 10-story residential building with full-floor luxury condos are in the works for 14 Second Ave. adjacent to First Street Green Art Park.
Curbed has more details about new owner Daniel Vislocky (of development firm Station Companies) and his plans for the site, the former Irreplaceable Artifacts.
Vislocky said that he "expects prices to be in the $2.8 million to $3.5 million range" for the building's units, where residents will have access to ground-floor storage and a gym.
Next steps: working with a consultant to take the appropriate steps to remedy the Stop Work Orders dating to 2009 and 2000.
Vislocky was attracted to the property because of its openness; it’s adjacent to First Park, so the south side and rear of the building will have guaranteed views. “It’s such a luxury to live in New York City and have treetop views,” says Vislocky, “especially in the East Village.” The leafy surroundings were such a draw, in fact, that the developer decided to name the new development Treetops.
In July 2000, the city demolished the four-story building that housed Irreplaceable Artifacts. According to the Times, a wall and two floors collapsed at 14 Second Ave., which forced the evacuation of 51 apartments in three nearby buildings.
The Times reported that a construction crew was making alterations to the first floor of Irreplaceable Artifacts in defiance of a stop-work order.
The deal for 14 Second Ave. was part of a bankruptcy proceeding, as we previously reported.
Construction here is expected to start in about six months.
Photos from Saturday.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Workers remove artifacts from the vacant 14 2nd Ave., fueling speculation of new development
Development watch: 14 2nd Ave.
Vacant lot at 14 2nd Ave. sells for $7 million; will yield to 10-floor condoplex