Construction Begins on 6-Story Building at 145 Ludlow Vacant Lot

Posted on: September 11th, 2013 at 5:32 am by
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Its days as an empty lot are limited, indeed. No more Collective Unconscious, no more Timeshare Backyard, no more graffiti, and certainly no more vacancy. 145 Ludlow is about to become the newest development in the heart of Hell Square.

The architecture firm of David Howell purchased the mid-block property for $5.7 million earlier this year, and will soon construct a six-story building onsite. Plans for the new project were approved back in July, and permits are now in place with the Department of Buildings to begin work. And as of last week, perimeter plywood has encased the previous chain-link fencing (plus its faux foliage) and some heavy-duty machinery. Upon completion said development will house eight luxury rental units and 1,950 square-feet of retail space on the ground level. The first floor roof in the back will also serve as a rear yard.

In a pathetic nod to the creative street scene, the folks at Howell will include photographs of the current murals in the future lobby. Should we feel all cozy inside with this news? It’s a load of bullshit. Have fun living in the shit-hole of Hell Square.

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Photo: DOB Records

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