Permits Approved for Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 at 5:14 am by
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Three days ago, Ian Schrager received blessings from the Department of Bulidings to construct his sun-eclipsing hotel at 215 Chrystie Street. Various permits for excavation and superstructure work, as well as for zoning changes, were all approved. This newest (nay, unneeded) Lower East Side hotel, the first city location for the “Public” brand, will rise three floors higher than previously thought. Upon completion, the immediate vicinity will be dwarfed by a 28-story phallus (314 feet).

As we’ve reported, the first eighteen floors are designated lodging (161,170 square-feet), while the remainder is earmarked for residential use (33,386 square-feet).

It’s gonna be a long few years of construction headaches, that’s for sure. Let’s have a look.

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Schrager purchased the former Cooper Square Urban Renewal Area development site – currently a garden and parking lot combo – last year for $50 million. Development firm Beyer Blinder Belle, also involved in the new Essex Crossing project, has been retained to design the new lodge.

And for posterity, the Public brand is ”designed to be avant-garde but less expensive than many boutique hotels.”

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