Gene Kaufman is Designing a New 7-Story Mixed-Use Building on Grand Street

Posted on: November 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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One corner of Chinatown just off the Bowery is about to go under the knife for a luxe facelift.

A new seven-story mixed-use building is planned for 223-227 Grand Street. The three tax lots (at Elizabeth Street) were purchased by developer 223 Grand Street Property Inc. a few years ago for $8.5 million, and subsequently merged into one buildable parcel. Gene Kaufman is the architect of record for the project.

The 75-foot building will boast 15,200 square-feet of residential space across 21 “Class A” apartments. There is bike storage planned for the basement and a second-floor “recreational” terrace for tenants. Commercial space is currently earmarked for as-yet-undetermined “food and drug stores.”

While plans for the new project were initially submitted and approved six months ago, the Department of Buildings has yet to issue proper permits.

The unbuilt retail component has been peddled on the open market for months already. And according to this outdated listing, the property was supposed to be available right around this time. It may look something like this if and when it’s ever complete. This development is a slow cooker, it seems.

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