Demolition of 330 Grand Street Begins, Modular Housing up Next

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 at 5:11 am by

The last two-story holdouts along Grand Street, between Orchard and Ludlow, are ready to meet the maker. Yesterday morning saw the installation of sidewalk bridge and death netting outside 330-332 Grand Street. The wrecking crew is on its way.

It’s worth noting that the new exterior appendages arrive some five months after demolition permits were approved by the Department of Buildings.

The properties had been peddled on the market for at least the last two years, resulting in the loss of a string of local mom-and-pop businesses. In the end, 330-332 Grand Street changed hands this past July for the sum of $6 million. Local property owner and developer Daniel Wise is the buyer of record; he’s the same guy who purchased two other Lower East Side locations in 2015 and is currently amidst redevelopment efforts.

Once the old buildings fall, Wise will construct an 11,900 square-foot development comprised of “modular steel residential condominium units.” It’ll rise 65 feet and carry twelve apartments. There is no commercial component to the development, according to the pending plans (i.e. “disapproved”). The developer teamed up with Brooklyn-based Think Architecture for the design, the same firm behind his other development at 201 East Broadway.

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