Here are the NoHo-Bowery construction updates from previously discussed applications and developments.
726 Broadway/424 Lafayette St. – The Local Law 11 façade repairs for 726-730 Broadway are scheduled to take approximately 10 weeks starting on or around the week of 7/29. The work itself is minimal and shouldn’t be noticed by neighbors or passerby, but rooftop protection must be installed on adjacent building roofs and street-level sidewalk bridging must extend 20 feet beyond the property line of the NYU building, which will spread in front of neighboring retailers. The sidewalk bridging and rooftop protection measures are NYC Department of Buildings mandated policies. This façade work is subject to NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission approval.
Prior to the start of the project NYU OGCA reached out to adjacent neighbors on both Broadway and Lafayette streets to work to coordinate access for the installation of rooftop protection and to provide a courtesy notice of the erection of sidewalk bridging.
This work is not part of the recently approved BSA Variance which will involve roof-top and interior construction, only.
31 Bond Street (south side between Lafayette and Bowery). Application #176-13 BZ to the Board of Standards and Appeals pursuant to ZR 72-21 to permit retail on the first floor and residences on the second through sixth floors of an existing building in an M1-5B zone in the NoHo Historic District. This application was heard in July at CB#2. The new owner plans an Italian boutique on the ground-floor and residences on the upper floors. There will be a small roof-top extension of approx. 300 sq. ft. taken from the rear of the building where a shaft previously existed. The owner’s architect and attorney agreed to a modification in the BSA application that would restrict ground-floor retail use to non-liquor licensed merchants.
45 Great Jones St. Appears before the Board of Standards and Appeals on August 13th. As previously reported the application will specify that the BSA application that would restrict ground-floor retail use to non-liquor licensed merchants. The application asks that remaining 7-stories allow residential use.
Astor Place and Cooper Square
We have just been informed that mobilization will begin next week (August 5th) for the project with construction to commence sometime thereafter and have requested a copy of the current plan for the Community Plaza portion that will be o Cooper Square. As soon as we have more solid details we will be posting and calling meetings with all nearby stakeholders regarding security, maintenance and programming for the new plaza.
Lafayette from Bond to Great Jones
8, 10-12 Bond St, aka 358-364 Lafayette St: 7-stories including set-back penthouse, 12 units in all incl maisonette on Bond St. side. One groundfloor merchant (no SLA license). Curbed Coverage. Annabel Seldorf, architect. LPC approved; BSA approved. Demolition underway.
411 Lafayette – Undergoing a facade restoration. Ground-floor retail with office use on all other floors.