YIMBY went to check out 3 St. Mark’s Place in the East Village, where an eight-story mixed-use office building is set to rise. Approved by the New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission in the summer of 2019, the nearly 54,000-square-foot project is designed by Morris Adjmi Architects and developed by Real Estate Equities Corporation. In addition to construction of the new structure at the intersection of St. Mark’s Place and Third Avenue, plans also call for exterior alterations to an adjacent historic landmark at 4 Saint Mark’s Place, known as the Hamilton Holly House.
Photos show the empty rectangular property awaiting construction activity. Graffiti on the adjacent structures and colorful advertisements have accumulated around the address.
3 St. Mark’s Place will use approximately 8,336 square feet of air rights from the landmarked structure. Hamilton House will be restored and refurbished upon completion of the ground-up superstructure, which will feature commercial office space and ground-floor retail. The main rendering shows lush landscaped outdoor terraces atop the setbacks that wrap around the fifth, eighth, and tenth stories, as well as on the rooftop. The color scheme and greenery will blend will with the architectural language of the neighborhood and the adjacent tree-lined block of St. Mark’s Place.
The closest subway is the 6 train at the Astor Place subway station. One block further west are the R and W trains at the corner of East Eighth Street and Broadway.
Start and completion dates for 3 St. Mark’s Place have yet to be announced.