Since about 2007 or so, a building has been trying to rise in the through-block site between Great Jones and Bond streets. Once slated to be a tall 'n' skinny boutique hotel with a foliage-covered facade, the switch to condos at 25 Great Jones Street (also known as 22 Bond) came in 2012. Oh, and there were some ownership swaps along the way. But emerging victorious from a protracted battle with the Landmarks Preservation Commission are developers Second Development Services (SDS) and the Richport Group, who gave the Commercial Observer an update on their 11-story, six-apartment project. Designed by BKSK Architects with interiors by TKA Studio, the structure will be made of glass and the same steel as Barclays Center, which weathers and adopts a rust-like patina over time.
LPC approval came in November, and a green light from the Board of Standards and Appeals in February, but the developers are just getting ready to file permit paperwork with the DOB and addressing two prior stop-work orders, according to the Observer. All of the apartments will be duplexes and range from 2,900 to 4,000 square feet. The entrance and lobby will be on Bond Street, with a small courtyard occupying the space between those and the bulk of the building on the Great Jones side.
And lest everyone worry about the eyesore that is the dump along Lafayette Street between those two cross streets, the developers are going to try to throw some paint at the problem: with a giant mural by Jose Parla.
· NoHo's 22 Bond Finally Evolving into a Condo [Commercial Observer]
· Noho Eyesore Being Turned Into Arty Bond Street Condos [Curbed]
· All 25 Great Jones Street condos [Curbed]