When the book on New York's development boom is written, Renwick Street should get an entire chapter. The short, narrow block?connecting Spring and Canal Streets and boxed in by Holland Tunnel traffic snarl?was rezoned for residential use a while back, and now Renwick Street, thanks to a tenuous connection to the cachet of both Soho and Tribeca, is getting all the luxury a glorified little alley can handle. Already announced: No. 22 Renwick, and its naughty across-the-street neighbor, The Renwick.
Now, on the corner of Canal Street at 2 Renwick Street, something is afoot. The low-rise auto shop has a sidewalk shed around it, and the neighboring building on Canal Street is quickly being demolished (it's right next door to Michael Imperioli's place, on the market and working on its third price cut). It should all make for an oddly-shaped development lot, and according to permits it looks like Kossar + Garry Architects will be the ones designing something for it. An application for an 11-story, 65-unit building was denied back in March. Just a minor hiccup on the way to more Renwick luxury, we're sure. Old school family-run local landowner Ponte Equities is in charge here.
· Job Filings: 2 Renwick Street [DOB]