Progress Report: Hotel at 5 Allen Street

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Until last month, the future hotel (and former mikvah site) at 5 Allen Street was in a state of flux.  Arrested development at nine stories.  But that moment of inactivity concluded, and construction progressed at a quite a clip in the interim period.  Now it appears the concrete finger building has maxed out at thirteen floors.

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Much about the slow-moving project still remains unknown, even after a year-plus of work.  Yet there are some clues starting to trickle in.  At a paltry twenty-five feet wide, all but the second floor will boast four guest units, totaling forty-two rooms.

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Moreover, beat-up signage attached to the perimeter plywood indicates that Cre8 Design Inc. is behind the interior planning.  The website is almost completely in Chinese, but there are renderings of other completed projects.

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So we could expect something like this:

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The recent advancement remains a problem for neighbors, though.  Twenty-eight complaints have been filed since inception, many of which are from inhabitants of the adjacent building.  There is apparently some roof damage to 7 Allen Street due to construction, causing leaks in some apartments.

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