Six-Story SoHo Development Spells End to Broadway-Lafayette Subway Entrance

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016 at 5:19 am by
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That new six-story commercial development on East Houston Street just claimed its first victim. The southeasterly entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is now closed for the duration. It won’t be reopening, presumably, until the project is complete in “mid-2018.” The rendering per owner-developer Madison Capital illustrates how the access point is incorporated into the overall design of the project.

As previously reported, the city’s Economic Development Corporation (former owner) ultimately decided to sell the 6,190 square-foot parcel (address is 19 East Houston) in 2013 to Madison Capital for $26 million. However, the deal didn’t actually go through until last month. Said developer, in conjunction with Vornado (recent addition as partner), is behind the a six-story SoHo addition, which includes commercial office space and retail on the ground floor. The finished product will carry a total floor area of nearly 35,000 square-feet, with a third of that reserved for retail. Stores won’t be “big box,” thanks to a protracted fight with the community a couple years ago.

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19 East Houston rendering

Meanwhile, workers this week began assebmling the triage area, where the sidewalk bridge and sidewalk barriers are now in play. Start paying your respects to the twin advertising spaces on the adjacent facades (RIP DKNY mural) that will disappear with the arrival of the glass structure.

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