This past week workers hoisted flags atop 11 Avenue C (aka 350 E. Houston St.), marking that they have officially topped off the 10-story building here at Second Street.
Here's a look from different angles ...
Foundation work started in December 2016 on this triangular lot that housed the neighborhood's last gas station.
Rotwein + Blake are the architects of record. Here's more about the development 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 still 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
I still shudder when I think of growing up in that neighborhood...Ugh...
Anticipated Completion - March 2018? It feels like this building has been going up forever.
Not to worry, driving a car is basically a hate crime these days, punishable by up to 50 blog scolds. At least that's what the chick said to me after hitting me with her CitiBike
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