Lenny Kravitz’s Garage-Replacing Condos Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Foundation Removal’

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 at 5:18 am by

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The new 7-story condo building at 75 Kenmare Street faces its first major hiccup. Two months after demolition of the longstanding auto garage concluded, the luxury development was hit with a full stop-work order by the Department of Buildings. The edict came down in mid-December – a week before the holidays – and the project site has been silent ever since. No rescinds on this one.

Meanwhile, a trio of backhoes is accompanied by a pile-driver whose half-buried pylon remains in a state of stasis.

According to public records, the full stop-work order was served because “foundation sections have been removed/demolished contrary to approved plans.”

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There’s an ECB violation hearing on the matter next month.

As previously disclosed, DHA Capital, which purchased the corner parking garage for $50 million in June 2015, 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 Lower East Side development, 50 Clinton. Expect to pay between $1.7 million and $12 million for the 35 condos (1BR-4BR).

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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