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