Kenmare Street Parking Garage Closes Today Ahead of 7-Story Luxury Development

Posted on: June 10th, 2016 at 5:17 am by
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The wrecking ball will soon roll down Kenmare Street to eliminate the last surviving parking garage on the block. A notice to member motorists notes that the last day of operations is today, and that “we will be going under major renovations of our parking facility.

As previously disclosed, 75 Kenmare Street is slated for demolition. 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) when sales go live in the fall. (Building permits were approved by the DOB last month.)

Lenny Kravitz is on board as the interior designer, vis-a-vis Kravitz Design. The firm will impart decor with metal, oak, and “unique natural stone” elements.

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The new 75 Kenmare

The website continues to tout the virtues of this project with elegantly plucked broker babble – “knit into the fabric of Nolita, 75 Kenmare’s distrinctly textured facade and artful interiors speak to the easy yet sophisticated Downtown lifestyle.” What the fuck does that even mean?

The letter also promises to return “with an anticipated reopening in June 2018,” presumably when the new building is constructed (assuming there are no setbacks, of course). In the meantime, you’ll need to find another place to park.

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