The Deathstar and Cooper Union may soon be getting a new neighboror at least, a new-looking neighbor. The St. Marks Hotel, located at the southeast corner of St. Marks Place and Cooper Square, is planning a major overhaul to its four-story walk-up building. The Real Deal first spotted the building permits, which call for a brand new 10-story building, and New York YIMBY has a drawing/rendering of what it will look like. Needless to say, it will be drastically different than the aging structure that currently exists. Owner John Pappas, who also owns the Park Savoy Hotel in Midtown, hired Z Architecture for the redesign. Plans are still pending with the Department of Buildings, but the proposal calls for a 68-room hotel with a rooftop deck and retail on the ground floor.
According to Property Shark, it was built in 1925, and, like so many other hotels in the area, it used to be a notorious flophouse. It's now been a hotel for more than 25 years.
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