DOB Approves Plans for 6-Story Jarmulowsky Hotel Annex at 60 Canal Street

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 at 5:43 am by
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And just like that, the jewel of 54 Canal Street goes from icon to eyesore … albeit temporarily. The Jarmulowsky Bank Building, presently amidst a hotel upgrade, is completely caged behind bars and netting. We won’t see an unobstructed facade for at least another two years. Meanwhile, we now have an update with regard to the building in progress next door, which is to become part of the hotel operation.

The 60 Canal (aka 8 Allen) sidecar was razed and cleared to make way for a new six-story building, as reported last March. This corner lot remained a vacancy in the interim months since demolition, but groundbreak is nigh. A backhoe currently sits on the vacant lot while, behind the scenes, DOB permits for construction and zoning are now approved.

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Zoning diagram for 60 Canal St., Photo: Dept of Buildings

60 Canal is now commercially zoned, carrying 9,876 usable square-feet.

On a related note, it appears that part of the ground level of the Jarmulowsky has been reassigned as some sort of security situation, with a complete guard detail. And security is indeed tight. Don’t even pass through those traffic barriers past nightfall, or you’ll have some dude yelling at you almost immediately.

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While Ace Hotel still denies any involvement in this project, reliable sources continue to suggest otherwise.

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