Meet Your New Neighbors

The recent intel on the new building coming to 460 Washington made me think we were due for a recap of the 13 new buildings coming to Tribeca—five of which architect Morris Adjmi has a hand in—which will bring around 450 new apartments online. (And if you think that’s a lot, just wait till the follow-up post on all the buildings being converted to condos.) Here they are from north to south….

290 WEST STREET
Location: Southeast corner of West and Canal (most recently site of a gas station).
Architect / Developer: Adjmi & Andreoli / VE Equities.
Size: Eleven stories; thirteen units.
Ground floor retail: No.

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460 WASHINGTON
Location: At the northwest corner of Watts, and going through to West Street (site of a former parking lot and two decrepit buildings).
Architect / Developer: Ismael Leyva Architects / Related.
Size: Ten stories; 107 units.
Ground floor retail: Yes.
Notes: No rendering yet. Everything we know about the rental building is here.

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71 LAIGHT
Location: Southwest corner of Greenwich and Laight (combining the lot where a parking garage is now and the building to the west).
Architect / Developer: Morris Adjmi Architects / Taconic Investment Partners.
Size: Seven stories (there’s a penthouse level not visible in the rendering); 32 units.
Ground floor retail: Yes.
Notes: From Adjmi’s website: “The existing 1905 coffee and tea warehouse on Washington Street will be converted to loft condominium units. A new adjoining structure on Greenwich Street will be a mirror image of the existing building. Every detail of the historic facade will be recreated in the new building but rendered in an aluminum panel skin with a plasma finish. The effect of the new building is like a ‘photographic negative’ of the existing building.”

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403 GREENWICH
Location: On the east side of Greenwich, between Hubert and Beach (currently the site of a two-story brick building).
Architect / Developer: Adjmi & Andreoli / Colonnade Group and Olympic Real Estate.
Size: Eight stories; four units.
Ground floor retail: No.
Notes: They’ll be starting demo in two weeks, and they hope to be completed in 12 months.

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11 N. MOORE
Location: East side of Varick, from Beach to N. Moore (formerly a parking lot).
Architect / Developer: Adjmi & Andreoli / VE Equities.
Size: Eleven stories; 22 units.
Ground floor retail: No.

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83 WALKER
Location: South side of Walker, between Cortlandt Alley and Lafayette.
Architect / Developer: Morris Adjmi Architects / Abra.
Size: Nine stories; nine units.
Ground floor retail: No.
Notes: The New York Observer on what Adjmi calls an “inversion of a cast iron building”: “Mr. Adjmi creates his unusual inversion by casting a glass-reinforced concrete that is the opposite of the typical Tribeca facade. Instead of columns curving out from the building, they are indented into it. The windows, typically recessed, jut out from facade. It is as though the building across the street had been pressed against this one while it was still drying.”

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84 WHITE
Location: North side of White, between Cortlandt Alley and Lafayette (formerly a parking lot).
Architect / Developer: Manuel Glas Architects / Unknown.
Size: Thirteen stories; 32 units.
Ground floor retail: No.
Notes: No rendering available. 

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137 FRANKLIN
Location: Southwest corner of Franklin and Varick.
Architect / Developer: StudioMDA / Real Estate Equities Corp.
Size: Six stories; three units.
Ground floor retail: No.
Notes: The façade work recently began.

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56 LEONARD
Location: Southwest corner of Leonard and Church (currently a vacant lot).
Architect / Developer: Herzog & De Meuron / Hines, Alexico Group, Dune Capital Management, and Goldman Sachs.
Size: Fifty-seven stories; 145 units.
Ground floor retail: It doesn’t appear so.
Notes: Sales are expected to begin later this year.

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11-15 LEONARD
Location: North side of Leonard, between Varick and Hudson (currently two garages).
Architect / Developer: Turett Collaborative Architects / Steven Schnall.
Size: Undetermined.
Ground floor retail: Unlikely. Yes (see below).
Notes: Schnall’s plan for a seven-story, six-residence building (pictured) on the two lots was met with resistance, both from neighbors and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It’s unknown exactly how Schnall will revise the design, or whether Turett is still involved. UPDATE 7/18: The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a new design for 15 Leonard. From Curbed: “One of the specific complaints from the commissioners and neighbors last time around was the height of the penthouse, planned to encompass about a third of the entire structure. Developer Steven Schnall […] addressed that concern by scaling down the penthouse. Schnall didn’t do anything about what one commissioner called the ‘tiresome’ fenestration, but the brick has been changed from gray to red.” Also, one of the four garages was turned into a storefront.

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87 CHAMBERS / 69-71 READE
Location: On the north side of Chambers (and the south side of Reade—it goes through) between Church and Broadway (currently a vacant lot).
Architect / Developer: Goldstein, Hill & West / Fishman Holdings North America.
Size: Eight stories; 24 units.
Ground floor retail: Yes (on the Chambers side only).

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12-14 WARREN
Location: On the north side of Warren (between Church and Broadway).
Architect / Developer: DDG Design (which is an affiliate of…) / DDG Partners.
Size: 15 stories; undetermined number of units (but they’ll be “large”).
Ground floor retail: Presumably.
Notes: This news just broke last week, so the details are hazy. DDG is trying to buy the air rights to expand the current five-story building to 15 stories, but it hasn’t decided whether it’ll convert what’s there now (and build on it) or tear it down and start over.

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19 PARK PLACE
Location: A sliver of a lot that runs from Park to Murray, between Church and Broadway (currently a vacant lot).
Architect / Developer: Ismael Leyva Architects / ABN Realty.
Size: Twenty-one stories; 24 units.
Ground floor retail: Yes (only on the Murray side).