The Ten-Story Development Now Atop the East Village’s Last Gas Station

Posted on: August 21st, 2019 at 5:07 am by

It was the neighborhood’s last gas station to shutter. Now, it’s a ten-story luxury development.

Foundation was first poured for 11 Avenue C way back in December 2016. The timeline upon its conception two years earlier was a fourteen-month construction period. As of this week, the superstructure is pretty much topped out.

Rotwein + Blake is the architect of record for the residential project, which is described as follows:

The narrow triangular site, presented numerous challenges from its odd shape to zoning constraints, Rotwein+Blake crafted a well thought-out solution to maximize potential development opportunity for the client. At ten stories, the building will have 4,600 SF of ground level retail, 46 residential apartments and a landscaped roof terrace.

The buildings retail component engages the more lively Houston Street side on a pedestrian level, with an abundance of storefront glass, awnings and stone details, while the residential entrance on 2nd Street, creates a more private and embracing gesture. The brick and zinc façade blend a modern twist to a historic warehouse style, reminiscent of the now, chic residential adaptive reuse projects of Soho and Tribeca.

The triangular parcel of 11 Avenue C (aka 350 East Houston) was previously home to was a Mobil gas station. It closed in September 2014, two years after Hakimian shelled out $7 million. The 6,000 square-foot property had been owned by the same family (the Seidens) for a half-century.

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