Earlier this year, mega-developer Macklowe Properties bought the parking lot on University Place between 12th and 13th streets that housed an NYU/Greenwich Village institution of sorts: Bowlmor Lanes. The bowling alley shuttered this summer, the whole thing is imminently getting razed, and Macklowe is going to buildwhat else?high-end apartments on the site. New York YIMBY spotted the first permit filings for the project, which indicate the building will be 23 stories tall with 52 apartments. Given that the square footage will total 107,965, YIMBY calculates, that comes out to a unit size of about 2,000.
There's also proposed community facility (well, 1,050 square feet worth) and retail space (13,075) on the ground floor.
SLCE, which has a track record for building sorta boring but not offensive apartment buildings and hotels, is listed on the permit filings as the architect of record. But will whatever design they produce offend the neighbors, because of its sheer height (309 feet) amid a low-rise neighborhood? All bets point to yes.
· Macklowe Files for 23-Story Tower at 100 University Place [YIMBY]
· Bowlmor Lanes Building To Be Replaced By Luxury Condos [Curbed]
· All 100 University Place coverage [Curbed]
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