Permits have been filed for Freedom Village, a 13-story residential building at 268 East 2nd Street in Manhattan’s East Village. Located at the intersection of Avenue C and East 2nd Street, the corner lot is three avenue blocks east of the 2nd Avenue subway station, serviced by the F train. Non-profit Barrier Free Living is listed as the owner behind the applications. YIMBY revealed renderings and details of a housing development at 270 East 2nd Street by this developer in December 2018. It is unclear if the design have changed with this permit filing.
The proposed 136-foot-tall development will yield 65,696 square feet, with 62,582 square feet designated for residential space and 3,114 square feet for community facility space. The building will have 75 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 834 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar but not accessory parking.
Peter Bachmann of JCJ Architecture is listed as the architect of record.
Demolition permits were filed in April 2019. An estimated completion date of 2021 was previously announced for the development with construction commencing in 2019. No updated timeline has been revealed.