Excavation work for the new condo building at 160 Leroy Street (a.k.a. 156 Leroy Street), in the West Village, began at least a month ago. But on Thursday, at a little after noon, a groundbreaking ceremony was held.
Back in November of 2015, new details and renderings surfaced of the planned 12-story, 49-unit residential building at 160 Leroy Street, in the West Village, and YIMBY can now report that excavation is underway, as seen in a photo by Tectonic. Developers Ian Schrager, Vector Group, and Carlton Group secured $265 million in financing last month for the 184,935-square-foot project. The condominium units will average a very spacious 2,874 square feet apiece, with units ranging from 1,100 square feet to a 12,000-square-foot penthouse, and amenities include landscaped courtyards and gardens, a 70-foot swimming pool and spa, an entertainment lounge, a kids clubhouse, a gym, and an 834-square-foot restaurant. Herzog & de Meuron is the design architect, S9 Architecture & Engineering is serving as the architect of record, and Christian Liaigre is responsible for the interiors. Completion is expected in 2017.
Back in June of 2014, Starwood Capital Group and Naftali Group filed applications to convert the 13-story, 145-unit rental building at 275 West 10th Street, in the West Village, into 38 condominium units. Now, the developers have secured a $65.9 million loan for the project, dubbed the Shephard, according to The Real Deal. The property sits within the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension, so any exterior alterations to the structure would have to be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. As filed, the building will see its residential space reduced from 139,547 to 136,948 square feet. The condominium units will average a very spacious 3,604 square feet apiece, some of which include penthouse and duplex units. Amenities include a library, a spa, a recreation room, and a fitness center. Beyer Blinder Belle is the design architect and Gachot Studios is the interior designer. The conversion is expected to be complete in 2017.
At the end of 2014, developer Edward Minskoff picked up a two-story parking garage at 11 Jane Street in the West Village for $26 million. Now he’s filed plans to erect a six-story condo building on the site between Greenwich and Eighth Avenues.
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law, which empowered the Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate landmarks and historic districts in the five boroughs. With 2015 coming to an end, we thought it would be a good time to review what the commission has protected this year. Six individual landmarks and four historic districts were designated, adding up to protection for over 2,000 more structures.