Construction Reactivated at Long-Stalled 324 Grand Street Site
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For years, it was considered one of the more notorious stalled construction sites on the Lower East Side.
324-326 Grand Street was felled in 2008, forever ruining the quaint row of two-story dwellings between Orchard and Ludlow on the north side. An out-of-context 18-story hotel had been in the works at the time, but was not to be. The foundation poured in the aftermath of demolition would eventually sprout enough weed trees for a community garden. Another case of arrested development. That is, until DOB permits were renewed in April to reactivate the dormant space.
Shortly thereafter, the weathered concrete slab was excised and excavation onsite began anew. Then last week a sky-scraping piledriver moved into place. Ready for action. Brace yourselves for the inevitable clank-clank.
Height of the new building planned for 324-326 Grand was halved to seven stories, or 75 feet. There will be 20 total dwelling units, which equates to 13,692 square-feet of residential living space; the remaining 3,738 square-feet is reserved for commercial use.