Mount Zion Church on Henry Street Wrapped for Demolition so that a 7-story Luxury Condo Can Rise

Posted on: June 15th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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The former Mount Zion Church of Christ on Henry Street is about to shuffle off this mortal coil. Demolition is proceeding at the pre-war tenement building, as expected, so that more luxury can be born.

The entire four-story building is now covered in a death shroud of nets and bars, awaiting certain doom. Demolition permit, albeit partial, was approved by the city last week.

Its owner-developer – local music producer Daniel Wise – purchased both 193 Henry Street and 201 East Broadway at its backside in August 2015. (Two religious institutions, by the way.) The onetime house of worship, as we first reported in December, had been on the market for $5.5 million. However, since Wise was reportedly unable to hook interested buyers, he’s proceeding with plans to redevelop the property himself.

The proposal, as it stands, is to construct a seven-story replacement on the ashes of 193 Henry. According to public DOB filings, 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). Those plans, however, are still listed as “disapproved” with the city.

Think Architecture and Design is the architect of record for both 193 Henry and 201-203 East Broadway.

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