Renovations on a three-story, 8,856-square-foot mixed-use building are wrapping up at 61 Canal Street, located on the corner of Allen Street in Chinatown. Retail space will measure 2,143 square feet on the ground floor, followed by 6,713 square feet of community facility space on the second and third floors. Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple, also the property owner, will occupy the community space, Bowery Boogie reported. Rectories will be located on the second floor, worship space on the third, and the cellar will be utilized as a kitchen and storage space. A pagoda was also added up top. Sagnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the architect of record.
61 Canal Street
Property owner Lily Wang is renovating the three-story mixed-use property at 61 Canal Street, in Chinatown, Bowery Boogie reports. The 8,856 square-foot building will retain the same square-footage, although its 2,143 square feet of ground-floor retail will receive a gut rehabilitation. The Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple occupies the upper two floors and will remain in the building after the renovation. Sugnam Chang’s Brooklyn-based Basic Groups Corp. is the applicant of record, and completion is expected in late 2016.