139-141 Bowery Coming Down for 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Posted on: March 30th, 2016 at 5:14 am by
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Across the street from the decimated Federal-style buildings on the lower Bowery, an eleven-story development inches closer to fruition. The tax lots of 139-141 Bowery were previously combined, and demolition permits issued to excise the current tenement buildings. Reason – a replacement tower stocked with both commercial and residential space.

There’s activity on site now, namely the removal of the canopy and installation of scaffolding. So the takedown shouldn’t be too far on the horizon.

It was summer 2014 when developer Global Joint Venture first filed paperwork to construct a mixed-use building at 139-141 Bowery. However, those plans sat in a purgatory of “pending” status for what seemed an eternity. In fact, nearly a year would pass before the Department of Buildings finally gave the go-ahead, also approving the updated zoning for the property (May 2015).

As previously reported, the eleven-story mixed-use project will carry sixteen residential units across 15,241 square-feet. Current filings with the DOB also suggest roof terraces for tenants, an ambulatory health care center, bike room, gym, commercial office space, and ground floor retail. Raymond Chan Architect is tasked with the design, which includes a setback on the sixth floor.

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