Lenny Kravitz is the Interior Designer for Condos in the Garage-Killing Development at 75 Kenmare Street

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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The last parking garage on Kenmare Street is slowly marching toward demise. Even though demolition permits were filed back in August, it’s been business as usual. Until yesterday, when the first renderings of the forthcoming seven-story luxury development were released. There is also a splash page.

DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for $50 million last spring, plans to erect a 55,000-square-foot mixed-use property comprised of retail, residential, and, ironically, parking. The project will apparently boast “more efficient units” (i.e. 1,000 square-feet) in tune with the housing stock offered at its sister LES development, 50 Clinton. Expect to pay between $1.7 million and $12 million for the 35 condos (1BR-4BR).

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Lenny Kravitz was tapped for the interior design component of 75 Kenmare, according to Hollywood Reporter. His Kravitz Design firm will impart decor centered on metal, oak and, Kravitz said in a statement, “unique natural stones.” It’s his first foray into the New York luxury market in this capacity.

However, the previously disclosed plans to impart a seven-story condo building remain in purgatory. Department of Buildings still lists the job as “disapproved” (as of November 2015).

It’s also worth noting that new signs at the garage indicate hour changes (no more 24 hours), and that new parking passes are frozen.

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