Looking at the 8-Story Bowery Lodging Where 200-Year-Old Federal Houses Once Stood
In the last seven months, progress has been swift at 138-142 Bowery, where historically significant buildings were destroyed in the name of luxury housing. The new eight-story mixed-use replacement development reached its apex over the summer, and just completed its masonry makeover.
In fact, the black netting is gone, and the structure is on full display.
As previously reported, the newcomer is of the condo-hotel persuasion, developed by Emmut Properties. The firm shelled out $45.25 million in October 2015 for the long-vacant stretch of former lighting stores comprising 134-142 Bowery.
The 44,655 square-foot construction is divvied up between commercial hotel (30,825 square-feet) and residential use (13,830 square-feet), according to Department of Buildings filings. That equates to 46 “Class B” hotel rooms and 27 upper crust apartments. Commercial retail (with mezzanine) and rooftop “recreation area” are also included in the plans. Timeline for full completion is December 2017, if the project site signage is to be believed.