Tuesday, May 7, 2019

11 Avenue C finally makes first appearance above street level

Over on East Houston at Avenue C we have the first above-ground sighting of the longtime-coming 11 Avenue C...

Work has really picked up here of late in this triangular lot (the former Mobil station) ...

Foundation work started in December 2016. And now, in May 2019, the first level is just visible over the plywood.

This has been a disruptive build to date, as neighbors have said. There were multiple complaints filed with the city in early 2017 about the construction possibly destabilizing the building next door — 249 E. Second St. There was a partial stop-work order issued in April 2017 when No. 249 reportedly shifted.

The city OK'd plans for a 10-story, mixed-use building with 46 residential unit in December 2016.

Here's a look at the plywood rendering...

Rotwein + Blake are the architects of record. Here's more about 11 Avenue C/350 E. Houston St. 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 plywood 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

Pile driving for new building on Avenue C prompts arrival of crack monitors next door


Neighbor said...

It will be interesting to see the impact this building has (or doesn't) on lower Avenue C.

Anonymous said...

Another shiny gravestone marking the death of The Human.

Gojira said...

"...a well thought-out solution to maximize potential development opportunity for the client" - with nary a thought, well or otherwise, for the rest of us, whose sole "benefit" from this maximized development opportunity will be having to deal with yet another sealed-off, insular monolith with "an abundance of storefront glass".


Why would anybody rent there? Even with the new L train stop, the trains will still be packed.