Plans were filed this month with the Department of Buildings for 80 White (above): “CONVERSION OF EXISTING WAREHOUSE BUILDING INTO MIXED COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL USE.” I always figured 79 Walker (right), directly to the north along Cortlandt Alley, would get developed at the same time, because General Tools owns both buildings. But there’s nothing for 79 Walker… yet. UPDATE 3/28: Just got an anonymous tip that 79 Walker is “quietly being marketed.”
That area of northeast Tribeca, which folks occasionally call ChiBeCa (referring to an overlap of Chinatown and Tribeca), is on fire. Here’s a recap of what’s happening between Broadway and Lafayette from Walker to Franklin. But first, a map:
7. Last but not least, there’s the Todd Merrill furniture gallery coming to 80 Lafayette. It’s going to be huge—it takes up all four window bays you see below—and from the looks of things inside, it’s not far from opening.