New renderings have been released for the Broome Street Development at 55 Suffolk Street and 64 Norfolk Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Compromised of two mixed-use buildings spanning an estimated total of 387,223 square feet, components include the headquarters for the Chinese-American Planning Council, the Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue, 488 rental housing units with 43% of units specified as permanently affordable, and retail. Gotham Organization is listed as the owner behind the applications filed earlier this year with Dattner Architects as the architect of record.
The renderings of 55 Suffolk Street depict a light-hued masonry façade with a grid of floor-to-ceiling windows along the northern elevation and ground-floor retail space with tall ceiling spans. The eastern elevation will feature double-height windows above the entrance to the Chinese-American Planning Council, as well as the residential entrance. Several large setbacks along both elevations are shown as landscaped terraces, including one at the top of the tower.
The 30-story, 310-foot-tall structure at 55 Suffolk Street will be known as the Suffolk Building. Yielding 315,521 square feet, the development includes a 38,914-square-foot flagship headquarters for the Chinese-American Planning Council and 268,065 square feet of residential space for 366 units, and 18,750 square feet of retail with Broome Street frontage. 93 permanent affordability units will be set aside for low to moderate income residents.
Norfolk Senior Housing Building, located at 64 Norfolk Street, will stand 16 stories as a 163-foot-tall mixed-use development. Comprising 71,701 square feet, with 66,962 square feet designated for residential space and 4,739 square feet for community facility space, this structure will have a ground-floor public assembly to be utilized by Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue. In addition, it will house 115 low-income senior rental residences, with an average unit scope of 582 square feet.
Construction is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020. The Cultural Heritage Center and senior affordable housing is expected to be completed by 2022 with the rest of the complete mixed income buildings in 2023.