11-Story Mixed-Use Tower is Planned for 139 Bowery

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 at 5:00 am by
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New developments in the Bowery lighting district are becoming more commonplace these days. The frequency of property transactions and building renovations seems more frantic than in the past. Just look at what happened at 134-142 Bowery, which collectively netted $45 million last month.

Computer printouts on the ground level of 139 Bowery just across the street were the first evidence that something is currently afoot. BP Lighting & Furniture relocated a few doors south, and the upstairs Church of New York Chinatown moved further east to a new facility at 2 Allen Street.

Here we go again…

Expect an eleven-story mixed-use development onsite in the coming years. The reimagined 139 Bowery will carry sixteen residential units across 15,241 square-feet. Current filings with the Department of Buildings, while disapproved, also suggest roof terraces for tenants, an ambulatory health care center, commercial office space, and ground floor retail. Raymond Chan Architect is tasked with the design.

This latest imagining is actually an about-face for the property. According to the DOB, permits were approved for a five-story vertical extension in November 2013. It now appears those plans were scrapped within the last year.

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