Familiar Face to Demolish Mount Zion Church on Henry Street for 7-Story Condo Building

Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 at 9:39 am by
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Local property holder Daniel Wise seemingly has a penchant for acquiring and razing Lower East Side buildings with religious heritage. As previously reported, he purchased the United Hebrew Community and will throw it down for a seven-story stack of modular housing.

Wise – a music producer based on Delancey Street – also purchased the former Mount Zion Church of Christ at its backside right around the same time (August 2015). This onetime house of worship at 193 Henry Street, as we first reported in December, is currently on the market for $5.5 million. However, since the developer is reportedly short on interested buyers, he’s proceeding with plans to redevelop the property himself.

The demolition permits were filed ten days ago, and remain pending. As is the nascent proposal to construct a seven-story replacement on its ashes. According to public records, the new mixed-use condo building sports five full-floor apartments with individual terraces. Each unit is roughly 1,374 square-feet. There is also space earmarked for commercial retail (1,355 square-feet) and a community facility (384 square-feet).

This church at 193 Henry was previously pulpit for centenarian reverend Charles Leonard, who presided over the congregation for over five decades. The Daily News published a piece about Leonard back in 2008 on the occasion of his 106th birthday (Christmas Day).

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