Behold the New 7-Story 324-326 Grand Street and Its Brick Exterior

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by
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Arguably for the first time in its protracted life, 324-326 Grand Street has exceeded two stories in height. Some five years of dormancy and decay elapsed after the longstanding low-rise predecessor was razed, but it’s been born again hard. The pit was plugged and just received its seven-story luxurified payload. No glass, though, for this new kid on the block. It’s hangin’ tough with plenty of brick.

So, at least it fits within the immediate surroundings.

Not even stop-work orders could impede its recent upward progress. Sitting pretty at seven stories, the new mixed-use building will contain 20 total dwelling units, equating to 13,692 square-feet of residential living space; the remaining 3,738 square-feet is reserved for commercial use.

As previously reported, the original goal for this combined parcel was a 20-story hotel from the hand of Baruch Singer. The controversial landlord sold the property to “326 Grand Realty” a couple years ago for $4.5 million, but this new owner is reportedly his kin.

Meanwhile, the adjacent 328 Grand Street has an update of its own. The new building is already pushing four stories and carries gray-hued masonry. Once complete, this newly-proposed structure – originally slated for hotel use – will rise six stories (68 feet), and essentially double the floor area to 6,711 square-feet. Seven residential units are planned, presumably indicating that each floor will carry one apartment.

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A lot has changed since 2008, Photo: Curbed

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