Rivington House Condo Conversion Begins as Slate Property Group Files Plans with City

Posted on: February 12th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

With the community slighted, Slate Property Group now officially embarks on its luxury conversion of Rivington House.

Three separate permit applications were filed with the Department of Buildings last week for the upcoming job. This despite the partial stop-work order still in effect on 45 Rivington Street.

CetraRuddy Architects is the design firm behind the $17.1 million remodeling, which calls for 102 condos splitting 122,000 square-feet of residential space, including three triplex pads and one duplex. Also proposed in the plans are twelve enclosed parking spaces, bike storage for 54 residents, gym, full spa, lounge, and wine cellar.

Meanwhile, the zoning change to residential is still pending.

Originally built as a school in 1899, Rivington House was converted to a skilled nursing facility in the early 1990s, serving those living with HIV and AIDS. Since its shutter two years ago, however, the building has since become a major scandal for the de Blasio administration. The Allure Group paid the city $16.1 million to lift a restrictive deed, then sold the property to developers Slate Property Group, China Vanke Co., and Adam America Real Estate for $116 million. All along, hizzoner has maintained that he had no knowledge of the land deal.

As previously reported, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last month announced a settlement with the Allure Group for its role in shutting down and selling Rivington House. Under the terms of the settlement, Allure must pay $750,000 in penalties and costs to the State, in addition to $1.25 million to Lower East Side healthcare non-profits. They will also construct another Lower East Side health care facility to “fill healthcare gaps caused by the closure of Rivington House.”

Recent Stories

7-Story Matzo Factory Condos Top Out on Rivington Street

The Streit’s name hasn’t held court on the Lower East Side since demolition of 148-154 Rivington Street commenced in the summer of 2016. Now, in its place, teaser signage for the upper crust newcomer which just topped out last week. The token signal of apex – an American flag – was planted atop the seven-story […]

Homeless Man Found Dead this Weekend in Parked Van on Delancey Street

A homeless man was found dead on Saturday afternoon in a parked van on eastern Delancey Street. Police sources tell us that the owner of the van had allowed the homeless man to sleep in the vehicle, which was parked at the southeast corner of Pitt and Delancey Streets. (Like in the movie With Honors.) […]

100 Norfolk Penthouse Sells for Record Setting $6.73M

The cantilevered box of condos at 100 Norfolk Street debuted late last year, and became an instant eyesore, following in the grand tradition of Blue just across the street. Now, word is circulating that its crown jewel penthouse just closed for an eye-popping $6.73 million. The real estate PR machine is calling this transaction the […]

Little Italy Church Rectory Hits the Market as $14M Development Site

The dying carcass of Little Italy continues to get picked apart. Mere days after a devastating fire knocked out Angelo’s on Mulberry Street comes word that the Most Precious Blood Church is selling its rectory. (The church itself is on Baxter Street.) The fifty-foot-wide property in question, located at 109 Mulberry Street, currently houses the […]

Teen Chef Flynn McGarry Opens his ‘Gem’ on Forsyth Street

He’s nineteen-years-old and has the food industry smitten. Teen chef prodigy Flynn McGarry this week opened a new Lower East Side restaurant on Forsyth Street called Gem. It’s a dining concept with split personality, offering both a coffee shop vibe (like it’s predecessor Cafe Henrie) and place for deep-pocketed tasting menu seekers. The Living Room, […]