The Stalled 6-Story Development Rising Atop Former Rutgers Street Laundromat

Posted on: June 17th, 2022 at 5:00 am by

A former single-story laundromat on Rutgers Street is inching toward rebirth as a condo.

Three years after the first filings with the city, the new development at 32 Rutgers Street has something to show for itself. It’s currently seated at about half its future six-story height.

Upon completion, the new construction will carry total floor area of 7,388 square-feet of residential space, spread across ten apartments, each measuring roughly 727 square-feet. Total building height is about sixty feet.

However, progress is presently halted due to a stop-work order issued by the Department of Buildings last month due to concrete work performed without the necessary “safeguards” for the public.

Qiliang Chen of Soho Property LLC is listed as property owner in public records.

Former site occupant, Emily’s Laundromat, fell victim to a fire seven years ago, and it wasn’t quite the same since. The business seemingly rebounded but only for a short time.

Sep. 2015

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