Two Bridges Supertall Moves Closer to Happening in Lands End II Parking Lot

Posted on: February 22nd, 2022 at 5:01 am by

Construction of the next super-tall on the Lower East Side waterfront is imminent.

Residents of the Lands End II residential complex alert us to the digging of test pits in the rear parking lot, site of the future seventy-story development conceived by Two Bridges Associates, the partnership between L+M and CIM.

The developers last October filed paperwork with the city for its skyscraper, officially 265 South Street. Neighbors hear word from workers that digging for the project is set to begin in just a couple short weeks. Despite pending status of the plans.

(L+M sold Lands End II in November 2020 for $435 million, but held onto the parking lot parcel.)

The future coastline, Photo: SHoP Architects

Both super-tall components of the skyscraper will collectively include roughly 1,350 apartments with more than 300 earmarked as affordable; retail spaces are also anticipated on the Cherry Street front, including the possibility of a grocery or pharmacy.

As previously reported, L+M/CIM partnered with Handel Architects for the two-towered project that is to rise 761 feet and add 1.1 million square-feet of floor area. Plans were initially filed with Department of Buildings in 2016; five years later, there are some additions. Namely, a 14,500 square-foot community facility, thirty-foot-long rear yard, and enclosed parking for 103 vehicles.

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