Starrett Supertall to Rise 724 Feet on Clinton Street Waterfront
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No, the “glass wall” is not a dream, so put away those slippers…
Yep. Another day, another story about big money invading the Lower East Side waterfront. This week comes additional news about the fourth supertall tower poised to join the fray, brought to you by the Starrett Corp.
As previously reported, the developer held onto the parcel at 259 Clinton Street – they sold Lands End I to L+M Development Partners two years ago – with the intention of dropping mass residential quarters for the one percent. That translates to roughly 732 apartments spread across 62 stories of vertical real estate, plus 2,500 square-feet of commercial space on the ground level. 25% of the residences (183 units) are earmarked for permanent affordable housing.
The 724-foot tower is to sit on a two-story pedestal, with front entrance on Clinton Street. Construction begins in 2018.
Perkins-Eastman is the architect of record.
Of course, the community has no say in any of these waterfront developments, as the proposal for land-use review in the Two Bridges area was previously rejected by the city. So, the buildings are all as of right, meaning developers can basically build what they want.