Tuesday, August 4, 2020
204 Avenue A disappears; the all-new 202 Avenue appears
[The former 204 Avenue A]
Workers have completed the demolition of the long-empty 4-story building at 204 Avenue A between 12th Street and 13th Street...
As previously reported, this city-owned property, along with the one at 535 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B, will make way for affordable housing.
When the new construction is complete, No. 204 will rise to seven stories, yielding 10 co-operative units for fixed-income housing. (There are 11 one-bedroom rental units planned for the 6-story No. 535.)
No. 204 and 535, part of the HPD’s Tenant Interim Lease Program, have been vacant since 2008. "Due to deteriorating structural conditions," tenants from both buildings were relocated at that time. The former tenants of each building will be able to purchase the co-op units in the newly constructed building at No. 204, which will include ground-floor retail.
Meanwhile, the scaffolding and construction netting was removed yesterday right next door at 202 Avenue A (H/T dwg!)...
Workers added a horizontal and vertical enlargement of the existing 4-floor structure, doubling the total square footage from 5,334 to 10,920.
There will be 10 residences here, including a duplex penthouse with a private terrace.
Here's a look at the rendering of the all-new 202 — called the Topanga — via Lenart Architecture ...
Highpoint Property Group bought No. 202 in a deal that closed in late 2017 for $6.75 million, according to public records.
Previously on EV Grieve:
• Affordable housing planned for city-owned buildings at 204 Avenue A and 535 E. 12th St.
• 202 Avenue A has been gutted on its way to doubling in size to become the Topanga