Monday, January 14, 2019

Permits filed to demolish former P.C. Richard & Son property to make way for the tech hub

Reps for RAL Development Services filed permits with the city back on Friday to demolish the former P.C. Richard & Son store on 14th Street at Irving Place.

This is just a formality as work is expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 on the tech hub, aka 14th @ Irving. (The new building permits were filed in November. That is still awaiting approval.)

As previously reported, the project is being developed jointly by the city’s Economic Development Corp. and RAL Development Services. The 240,000-square-foot building includes Civic Hall, which will offer tech training for low-income residents, as well as market-rate retail, office space and a food hall.

The hub, initially announced in early 2017, passed through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Process earlier in 2018, capped off by a unanimous City Council vote in August. A rezoning was required to build the the 21-story (or 22?) structure, which is larger than what current commercial zoning allows.

[Image via Davis Brody Bond]

Previously on EV Grieve:
Behold Civic Hall, the high-tech future of Union Square — and NYC

Speaking out against a 'Silicon Alley' in this neighborhood

P.C. Richard puts up the moving signs on 14th Street; more Tech Hub debate to come

Preservationists: City schedules next public hearing on tech hub without any public notice

City Council's lone public hearing on the 14th Street tech hub is tomorrow

City Council unanimously approves tech hub; some disappointment in lack of zoning protections

The conversation continues on the now-approved tech hub for 14th Street

1st signs for the future tech hub arrive on 14th Street; more details emerge about 14th @ Irving

New building permits pre-filed for the (slightly larger) tech hub on Union Square


dwg said...

Perfect. Just in time for L train construction. What will they think of next?

Anonymous said...

Government by the developers, for the developers! Actual residents, you are meaningless!

cmarrtyy said...

It's representation without really being represented. ONE PARTY RULE. ONE PARTY RULE.