On Grand Street, Where Weeds Tower Instead of Modular Condos
The only thing missing from this picture is a tumbleweed rolling down Grand Street.
The one-story pastels at 330-332 Grand Street were downed in a hurry, only to sit dormant. Long enough for weeds to grow into small saplings that eventually crossed the plywood threshold.
Controversial Lower East Side property owner Daniel Wise – whose modular project on East Broadway undermined the neighboring building – is also developing this parcel. He purchased 330-332 Grand for $6 million two years ago with the same idea; demolish and stack up prefab condos.
The newcomer is a six-story, 11,900 square-foot development comprised of twelve “modular steel residential condominium units.” However, there is no commercial component to the development, according to the pending plans (i.e. “disapproved”). The developer teamed up with Brooklyn-based Think Architecture for the design, the same firm behind his other development at 201 East Broadway.
Meanwhile, the stalled progress on this parcel is reminiscent of the development next door, which was a project more than eight years in the making (it went fallow after the economic downturn of 2008).