NY YIMBY has heard some rumblings that construction on the Morris Adjmi-designed condo building 403 Greenwich Street might not be far off. The project has been stalled since 2011, when Adjmi's design replaced the highly unusal all-glass-everything one from architect Joseph Pell Lombardi, which was the subject of a series of fun Landmarks Commission debates. Adjmi's design for the nine-story, five-unit building isn't nearly as wacky as the preceding one — in fact, it goes in the opposite direction, with a dignified symmetrical facade of black metal dominated by large casement windows. According to the Schedule A of a rejected DOB permit, the planned building would contain three duplexes and a quadplex taking up the entire top four floors, although it also says there will be five units in total, so that's kind of confusing.
If construction is indeed starting soon, that would fit with the most recent timeline that developers Colonnade Group and Olympic Real Estate gave, when they said that it would get underway in September. (Prior to that, they had said they hoped to complete the building by this July, though, so we'll just have to wait and see.)
· New Look: 403 Greenwich Street [NY YIMBY]
· 403 Greenwich Street coverage [Curbed]