Balconies Painted Black as Lands End I Begins Metamorphosis to Luxe ‘275 South’

Posted on: July 25th, 2016 at 5:18 am by
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The building formerly known as Lands End I is undergoing transformation before our very eyes. Rebranded earlier this spring as 275 South, the residential complex on the Lower East Side waterfront is turning to the dark side, so to speak.

Take a look – a fraction of the south-facing balconies are now painted black. More receive the dark treatment each day. We’re told that the darkened flair is part of the overall enhancement plan for the reinvented residence. As depicted in those renderings that went around last month, lights will be installed beneath each terrace as a highlighting tool.

This is a period of transition for the property, as previously reported.

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L+M Development Partners picked up the nineteen-story high rise last February for an undisclosed sum, with the plan to “make significant capital improvements to the property to reposition the building through common area upgrades, enhanced amenities and apartment renovations, while preserving it as a source of high-quality mixed-income housing in the Lower East Side.”

Lands End I boasts 256 rental apartments, half of which are earmarked for middle-income families. We are told that all units will be renovated as they “become available.” (Apparently the “affordable” units were renovated a few years ago as part of the ongoing plan.)

Remodeling activities should conclude sometime in 2017.

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