Resurrected 179 Suffolk Street Revealed, will Feature Condos and Church

Posted on: June 9th, 2015 at 5:19 am by
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The undead is no longer.

Yup. The onetime zombie construction known as 179 Suffolk Street (aka 265 East Houston) received its jolt of life, and rejoined the ranks of the living last year. It took awhile, but the ten-story residential building finally topped out at 119 feet a few months ago, and is now thisclose to the finish line.

The renderings have indeed come to life; much of the structure is now free from its shackles of netting and bars.

However, you are now to refer to this property as 179 Suffolk Street. Upon completion, it’ll boast 11,522 square-feet of residential floor area. That translates to six full-floor apartments and a duplex penthouse. As for the commercial space, the first two floors are currently earmarked for use as a church, meeting room, and kitchen. The house of worship is presumably for Iglesia Pentecostal Arca de Salvacion which occupied the site before selling to the developer in 2008 for $500K.

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The development was one of many stalled out projects that plagued the Lower East Side after the economic downturn. Demolition and construction got underway over five years ago, but ceased after negligent excavation work destabilized the adjacent building at 255 East Houston. As a result, the Action for Progress school was forced to vacate the premises, never to return.

And here we are.

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