Thursday, July 18, 2019

A bendy thing moment at 11 Avenue C as new development passes the halfway mark

The work has really progressed here at 11 Avenue C at Second Street... where the new 10-story residential building has been in the bendy-thing phase this summer...

You can see how far it has progressed...

That was after the foundation work started in December 2016 on this triangular lot that housed the neighborhood's last gas station. (Real-estate sites always incorrectly name the BP on Second Avenue at First Street.)

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

1 comment:

Simon said...

I would never live in a building that was built on top of an old gas station.