On the ‘Treetops’ of Second Avenue

Posted on: April 4th, 2022 at 5:01 am by

The formerly neglected parcel at Second Avenue and East Houston Street is no longer. Instead replaced with a hulking new development.

Work onsite has been steady since last fall, yet the superstructure is now reaching toward its maximum height.

As previously reported, owner of 14 Second Avenue, Daniel Vislocky, is behind this as-of-right construction, which will top out at ten stories. Dubbed Treetops, composition includes ten full-floor apartments in the $2.8 million to $3.5 million range. Resident amenities will include ground floor storage and onsite gym.

Completion date is targeted for July 2022.

Hustvedt Cutler Architects is responsible for the design.

Vislocky purchased the former Irreplaceable Artifacts site – the cellar and sub-cellar had been exposed to the elements since its demolition over twenty years ago – back in 2018 for $7 million through a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee. (The property was involved in a legal tussle fifteen years ago between the city and former owner Evan Blum.)

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