Yes, another parking lot appears to be biting the dust. According to the paperwork filed with the DOB—isn’t transparency in government wonderful?—it’ll be nine stories. (The DOB application says it’s 12 Varick, for some reason.) The developer is the Vella Group, which also did 471 Washington (at Canal) and 1 N. Moore (the new building at W. Broadway)—so one can assume this won’t be affordable housing. It appears to be designed by Morris Adjmi and Aldo Andreoli; they have a partnership, and the partnership’s website lists 11 N. Moore (an alternate address and more likely to be the final one) as a current project (old renderings for that site are on another Andreoli website). Adjmi is the architect behind 408 Greenwich (the building with Tracy Anderson’s studio) and the upcoming 403 Greenwich.
If nothing else, the billboard will be history!
scale kicks, here’s one of the old renderings (looking south) of the somewhat One York-y design (it’s 14 stories):
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Previous “Nosy Neighbor” posts:
• What’s happening to my parking lot?
• Is Pier 26 being worked on again?
• What’s up with Jin Market?
• What are those black pellets on Pier 25?
• What do the characters on 47 Vestry mean?
• When is T.J. Maxx opening?
• Where is the Special Forces monument going?
• Who’s moving into 151 Hudson?
• What’s going on at 172 Duane?
• Where is Compose’s pastry chef cooking now?
• What’s up with those Verizon carts?
• Where was the original Blues Bar?
• Who are the guys in the geeky pants?
• Why are the windows above Ponte’s boarded up?
• Can we walk on the West Street medians?
• What’s going on in 157 Hudson?
• What’s the new painting at 153 Hudson?
• What’s up with 55 Warren/55 Murray?
• What is this P.C. Richard & Son Theater I keep hearing about?
• What’s the story behind the lights at 289 Church?
• What’s the Dream House at 275 Church?
• How come every every film and TV shoot seems to have a trailer with doors marked “Lucy” and “Desi”?