Details Surrounding 250 Bowery Emerge

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Preparatory work at 250 Bowery has been ongoing this last week. Firstly, Tuesday afternoon, a small team of contractors replaced the ailing perimeter fence with fresh plywood planks. Then early yesterday a sanitation crew parked curbside and was busy trashing two years of garbage and urban tumbleweeds that accumulated here.

Thanks to some mainstream exposure, we now have a better idea of what’s coming the long-vacant 250 Bowery. Renderings for the proposed eight-story structure were mined by the Post yesterday, showing a structure akin to a large Connect Four game, as posited by one Curbed commenter. Vella Group’s new acquisition ditches the hotel idea, and instead settles on two dozen condo units.  The apartments are a fair mix of one- and two-bedroom residences, plus some swanky penthouse living.  The 84-foot building will look something like this upon completion (if that ever happens):

Critiques of the design?

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