The estate of notorious West Village property hoarder Bill Gottlieb is still active in the real estate game, and Bowery Boogie has word on its latest move: joining up with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for a project at 137-139 Attorney Street and 181 Stanton Street. The Gottlieb estate owns 137 Attorney, which, like the other lots, has been vacant for 30+ years. Those other lots belong to the city, and they're too narrow on their own for profitable redevelopment. So the Gottlieb-HPD partnership of convenience would develop one five-story residential building, designed by Wormser and Associates.
The building would have 14 one- and two-bedroom units, three of them designated as affordable housing. One-bedrooms would clock in at around 650 square feet, and 2BRs would be either 850 or 1,000 square feet. Community Board 3 is behind the project, provided that "those involved maximize affordable housing, hire local contractors, and that the HPD return in two months to better explain the whole project." Which would probably be a good thing to do sooner rather than later.
· 137-139 Attorney Pitched to CB3 [Bowery Boogie]
· William Gottlieb coverage [Curbed]