Amidst Arrested Development, Free Parking Flourishes on Avenue C

Posted on: January 18th, 2016 at 5:12 am by

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Photo: Robert Carmona

That white-gloved effort to transform the Avenue C Mobil station into luxury housing is stalled. As previously mentioned, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG Management, a partner in the new development, will eventually construct a $35.3 million tumor at 350 East Houston (aka 11 Avenue C). It’ll rise nine stories and sport forty-five rental units.

The Department of Buildings, however, rejected those plans in April 2014 for incomplete drawings, per city records. No real movement since, except for the quick appearance of some plywood and the faux subway station entrance prop last summer.

So, while the project remains in arrested development, local opportunists are taking advantage of the open space. Free parking. Yes, the vacant service center has now become a rudimentary parking lot, seemingly without consequence. The phenomenon has been ongoing for the last few months, Boogie contributor Robert Carmona tells us.

350 East Houston was acquired in 2012 for $7 million. The 6,000 square-foot trapezoidal parcel had been owned by the same family (the Seidens) for a half-century.

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What will eventually rise at 11 Avenue C

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