14-Story Office Building Ready to Rise from Vacant Pike Street Gas Station

Posted on: June 2nd, 2016 at 5:16 am by
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The long-vacant Mobil gas station at 2 Pike Street is history. The one-story structure was demolished within a matter of days last November, clearing the way for its primary payload. Namely, a new fourteen-story commercial office building. However, the site remained dormant in the intervening six months, and didn’t reactivate until over the holiday weekend.

Construction crews installed those orange traffic barriers around the perimeter, and repainted the token green plywood. Also available is an updated project rendering. (Until now, there was only a sketch available.) See for yourself.

As previously mentioned, the 9,800 square-foot (overgrown) spit of land sold in April 2015 for a wallet-busting $18.75 million. Developer Shing Wah Yeung of Yeung Real Estate Development was the buyer of record, and intends to drop the 14-story (180 feet) office tower here. The new building is designed by Studio C Architects.

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DOB filings (still “disapproved” status) show 58,830 square-feet of space earmarked for commercial usage, with 4,902 square-feet going toward a community facility. There will be ground-floor retail, a potential restaurant occupying the second and third floors, and office condos to round out the remaining ten stories.

In the meantime, the city approved the requisite measure to excavate “contaminated soil” from the 2 Pike project site.

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The Mobil station on Pike St., May 2008

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