Nativity Mission School, a 40-year-old Jesuit institution housed in an 86-year-old red-brick tenement at 204 Forsyth Street, was snatched up last fall for $4.5 million. Who, pray tell, was the buyer? Why, the rather infamous Charles Saulson, a developer best known for throwing poop on a Bowery art gallery next to his own residence. Because he was mad. Saulson has also picked up the vacant lot at 206 Forsyth, meaning that it's time for the next step. Luxury apartments, obviously?12, to be precise.
Current filings spotted by Bowery Boogie reveal plans for a new seven-story, 80-foot building across the two lots. Amenities will include a parking garage, bike storage, common recreation space (in the cellar), and a private roof deck for the penthouse. ZArchitecture, the firm tapped to design the building, calls it a 25,000-square-foot "high-end residential development." Any bets on condos versus rentals? Or whether Saulson will resort to flinging feces at the construction manager if he's unhappy with the project's progress?
· Nativity Mission School on Forsyth to be Razed for New 7-Story Building [BB]
· Norman Foster's Bowery Box Sues Neighbor for Throwing Poop [Curbed]
· All Charles Saulson and 204 Forsyth Street coverage [Curbed]
?Photo via Property Shark