Designed by JCJ Architecture, a new housing development will soon take shape in Manhattan’s East Village. Located on an interior lot at 270 East 2nd Street, the property was commissioned by Barrier Free Living, a New York-based non-profit that provides temporary and permanent housing for adults with significant physical disabilities. The new development will will provide both housing and support services for survivors of domestic violence with disabilities.
A decade-old plan to redesign the wedge of land known as Peck Slip Park is now scheduled for review by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Located between South Street and Water Street in Manhattan’s Financial District, Peck Slip Park measures about .65 acres and is surrounded by a school, a hotel, a parking lot, and a Con Edison electrical facility.
Ever since the Beijing-based conglomerate China Oceanwide Holdings acquired two sites in New York’s South Street Seaport from Howard Hughes Corp. in the Financial District in 2016 for $390 million, the site’s future has remained as opaque as the company itself. Oceanwide apparently planned to build a mixed-use supertall as high as 1,436 feet at 80 South Street (which includes the second site it purchased from Howard Hughes at 163 Front Street).
When YIMBY last checked in on the site for 25 West 24th Street back in 2016, a 47-bed homeless shelter was in the works, proposed by the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Now, a new rendering by Issac & Stern Architects has revealed the planned exterior for the project in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, which indicates a substantial change in plans. The new structure shown looks to stand 18 stories tall, and is located between 5th and 6th Avenue.