After the developer acquired the site, we undertook a
Concept Design study looking at options to maximize the site’s value.
The site is sandwiched between the bars and restaurants of
the Lower East Side and the more expensive residential district of Soho. A
scheme which maximizes the retail / hospitality area with loft-style apartments
above was identified to offer the greatest financial returns.
The site’s relatively tight dimensions (24.5’ x 88’) and
the setback requirements force a prescriptive zoning envelope which can be
creatively utilized to provide a series of terraces for a duplex penthouse and
a series of full-floor lofts at Levels 3 - 4.
The restaurant space would utilize the full lot area. A
glass skylight over the rear space creates a special atmosphere for guests.
Project Details >
- Status: Design
- Date: January 3, 2015
- Project Number: 032
- Client: Pambar Realty
- Area: 10,000 square feet
- Martin Hopp Architect Project Team:
- Design Team: