Two Gigantic 60-Story Buildings Coming Soon to Crowded LES Waterfront

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 at 8:34 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

As if the Lower East Side waterfront couldn’t get any more crowded, two more large scale developments are in the works. Both are in early stages, but could have serious ramifications for the Two Bridges neighborhood. Namely, the addition of some 2,100 new apartments.

First up, the parking lot at Lands End II, which was previously rumored to have twin fifty-story towers. Developers L+M Development – they purchased the property three years ago for $279 million – and the CIM Group are planning a 66-story building with 1,400 apartments, of which about 350 will be affordable.

This image has been archived or removed.

Lands End II

And a short skip away, at 271-283 South Street, another developer, Starrett Corp., is planning their own 60-story building with 740 apartments, with an unknown quantity of affordable stock.

Embattled locals, taking the brunt of construction for the last couple years with Extell’s One Manhattan Square, are joining elected officials in calling on the city to either put these projects through a Uniform Land Use Review Procedure [ULURP] or move to rezone the neighborhood that would restrict the height of buildings to 350 feet.

Let’s also not forget that JDS and SHoP are planning a thousand-foot tower atop the Two Bridges senior center.

Share

Recent Stories

Chinatown Garment Industry Hanging by a Thread

Once a hub of manufacturing for the city’s garment industry, there are only a few remaining factories in Chinatown from a peak in the hundreds. The localized industry, which once employed thousands of immigrant women and men, sparked an area restaurant boom in the 1970s. Yet, began to decline in the late 1980s when manufacturers started […]

Residents Unite Against Developer Plans to Swap Park for Parking on LES Waterfront

Residents on the Lower East Side waterfront may soon lose more publicly accessible outdoor space. The developer of a new super-tall plans to reduce a children’s playground to a parking lot. As excavation work commences on Chetrit Group’s 70-story, twin-towered development at 265 South Street, tenants in the adjacent building – Lands End II – […]

Chinatown Homeless Murder Suspect Still Awaiting Trial

More than two years since the horrific murder of four homeless men in Chinatown, the suspect has yet to be held accountable for the crimes. In the early morning hours of October 5, 2019 Randy Santos stalked, then allegedly bludgeoned to death Cheun Kwok, Anthony Manson, Florencio Moran and Nazario Vasqez-Villegas while asleep on the streets. In […]

Excavation Begins for 70-Story South Street Towers

Cranes, and plywood, and pile-drivers, oh my! Such is the story down on the Lower East Side waterfront. Department of Buildings on April 12 issued official approval to the Chetrit Group to begin foundation activities for its dual 70-story tower at 265 South. A month later, the big trucks are mobilized. While excavation is now […]

For 7th Year Running, Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street this Weekend

After a more subdued outing last year, the Greek Jewish Festival this spring is on the rebound, pulling out the stops. It returns on Sunday for another go-round. Founded by Kehila Kedosha Janina on Broome Street seven years ago, the event celebrates the culture and traditions of the Greek Jewish community. Years past saw crowds […]