Aby Rosen Files Plans to Convert Former Women’s Shelter at 11 Bond Street

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 am by

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11 Bond aka 348 Lafayette, July 2015

​Aby Rosen purchased 348 Lafayette Street over the summer for $26 million.

Heretofore an active women’s shelter, the building is now ready for its luxury rechristening. The first step is referring to the property in official documents as 11 Bond Street.

Step two was the filing of paperwork with the Department of Buildings to convert the four-story facility into a commercial behemoth. Rosen tapped Annabelle Selldorf for design duties at 11 Bond, a familiar name in these parts. The firm is also behind the rusty-glitz condoplex across the street at 10 Bond.

According to application materials submitted Tuesday, the $3 million job calls for conversion of the former 43-bed shelter into 13,052 square-feet of commercial space. Rosen and his RFR Realty arm seek to install a “fashion house” or “single high-end tenant,” as previously reported. As in a huge flagship. A fourth-floor “horizontal enlargement” is also in the making, yet might ultimately require approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (i.e. Noho Historic District).

As for the women’s shelter, the Center of Urban Community Services is on the move after running the facility since 1988 (“the first ever dedicated to helping homeless NYC women suffering from mental illness to obtain permanent housing”). City officials were mum on the potential new location due to privacy concerns.

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Rendering of 11 Bond, Photo: RFR Realty

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