Chrystie Street to Sprout Third ODA-Designed Tower, this One at 16 Stories

Posted on: August 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

We all knew this was coming.

When New Beer Distributors went dry this past winter after fifty years in business, redevelopment of the warehouse was pretty much the only conceivable outcome. And that’s precisely what’s happening. Demotlion of the one-story building was approved back in June. Two months later, owner-developer Arava Group filed a batch of plans with Department of Buildings for 167 Chrystie. This latest will rise 16 stories and boast 78 apartments.

Arava Group – helmed by former Israel Defense Forces Captain Ben Harlev – purchased the property last December through a $9.5 million ground lease on the building, according to the Real Deal.

ODA Architecture, which is already behind two condo developments on the block, is now tasked in the design. That’s three jobs within fifty feet of each other. Plans filed with the Department of Buildings on Tuesday indicate a full spread of 53,560 square-feet of residential living split amongst the 78 units. Plus 4,601 square-feet of commercial floor area on the ground level. Tenant amenities include sauna, gym, “pet spa,” and storage room. Plus, outdoor recreation space. The city agency has yet to fully approve the proposal.

The stretch of Chrystie Street between Delancey and East Houston is swiftly become upper crust. Nevermind all the drug-fueled sketchiness in Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

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