Move-ins Begin at Extell’s 13-Story Affordable Tower Next Month
One of Extell’s two waterfront properties on the Lower East Side is just about ready for occupancy.
Move-ins are slated to begin next month for residents of the Dattner Architects-designed, thirteen-story affordable building. It’s been a long time coming. Seen by many as a so-called “poor-door” development given the comparative scope and amenities to One Manhattan Square next door (i.e. no comparison), the project has been under construction (and scrutiny) since late-2015.
The housing lottery for its 204 apartments opened last October, and ushered in a flood of applicants. Approximately 70,000 applications were submitted, in fact, according to Extell brass who briefed the community last night.
The lower-income newcomers probably won’t have access to any grocery right away, though. Extell representatives, including PR, remained evasive regarding the promised “affordable” supermarket for one of the four retail spaces spanning the project. We learned that they’re actively “talking to several [supermarket] vendors” and are “trying really hard” to rope one ahead of move-in.
Other Extell waterfront updates:
- There is a temporary certificate of occupancy for the whole building at 229 Cherry Street.
- Construction of One Manhattan Square will not conclude until the end of 2019.
- Walkthroughs are underway for prospective retailers.
- As with other large-scale projects in the neighborhood, locals feel slighted by an apparent lack of transportation planning. Neighbors are pushing to have the M15 bus stop at Pike and Cherry become express once reinstated.