More Bowery Buildings Demolished for 11-Story Mixed-Use Development

Posted on: June 28th, 2017 at 5:13 am by

Time has come for 139-141 Bowery, properties which have been on death row since 2014. The city finally issued demolition permits for the two buildings earlier this month, a couple years after Department of Buildings approved the plans. Wrecking crew are now on scene to begin the dismantling.

As reported, the tax lots of 139-141 Bowery were previously combined with the intention of dropping an eleven-story replacement building stocked with both commercial and residential space.

It was summer 2014 when developer Global Joint Venture first filed paperwork to construct this mixed-use building at 139-141 Bowery. However, those plans sat in a purgatory of “pending” status for what seemed an eternity. In fact, nearly a year would pass before the DOB finally gave the go-ahead, also approving the updated zoning for the property (May 2015).

Revised filings indicate that the eleven-story mixed-use project will carry nineteen residential units across 21,224 square-feet. Also included in the plan are roof terraces for tenants, a potential ambulatory health care center, bike room, gym, commercial office space, and ground floor retail. Raymond Chan Architect is tasked with the design, which includes a setback on the sixth floor.

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