23 Orchard to Gain Rear Extension on Allen Street

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 at 6:12 am by
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That small Allen Street alcove just north of Canal Street is not long for the Lower East Side. Until recently, this recessed cut-curb sidewalk space (behind Fat Radish) was used strictly for private parking. But now a plywood fence divides the lot, allowing for eventual development. Yup, every little piece of free real estate in the neighborhood carries potential.

Public records reveal that prolific Chinatown developer Jung Wor Chin is tacking on an addition to the backside of 23 Orchard Street. The proposed turmor will span roughly twenty-nine feet across and match the five-story height of the host tenement. A zoning change received city approval for the mixed-use makeup that will include 4,911 square-feet of residential living (i.e. eight units) between floors two and five, and 2,127 square-feet of commercial for the cellar, mezzanine, and first floor.

Below is a diagram from the DOB illustrating the work:

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