Demolition Begins at 139-141 Bowery for New 11-Story Mixed-Use Development
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The death shroud is unveiled; get ready for more carnage in the Bowery’s once-proud lighting district. Two more pre-war structures are about to meet the maker.
Netting and scaffolding were altogether assembled at 139-141 Bowery last week, signaling the beginning of demolition activity. Once excised from the block, a shiny new eleven-story building will take its place. It sits across the street from an eight-story residential construction, which came at the expense of a Federal row house dating back to the 1790s.
Owner Global Joint Venture first filed paperwork to construct the mixed-use development at 139-141 Bowery back in 2014. However, those plans sat in a purgatory of “pending” status for what seemed an eternity. It would take nearly a year for the Department of Buildings to approve the building and the updated zoning for the lot (May 2015).
As previously reported, the eleven-story mixed-use project will carry sixteen residential units across 15,241 square-feet. Current filings with the DOB also suggest roof terraces for tenants, an ambulatory health care center, bike room, gym, commercial office space, and ground floor retail. Raymond Chan Architect is tasked with the design, which includes a setback on the sixth floor.