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Aby Rosen Files Plans To Convert Women's Shelter Into Retail

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[After image via RFR Realty.]

Developer Aby Rosen's RFR Realty has finally filed plans to convert Noho's 43-bed mental health center for homeless women into something the city really needs——more retail. As per RFR's website, the landmarked brick building formerly known as 348 Lafayette Street will henceforth be known as 11 Bond Street——a more prestigious address——and is vying for a flagship retail tenant (h/t Bowery Boogie). RFR tapped Annabelle Selldorf, whose terra cotta-clad condo sits directly across the street, to redesign the four-story building in the Noho Historic District. The filings also indicate a plan to add a fourth-floor horizontal enlargement.

[Image via Bowery Boogie.]

RFR purchased the building, which has operated as "the first [shelter] ever dedicated to helping homeless NYC women suffering from mental illness to obtain permanent housing" since 1988, for $26 million over the summer.
· Aby Rosen Files Plans to Convert Former Women's Shelter at 11 Bond Street [BB]
· Aby Rosen to Convert Noho Homeless Shelter Into Retail [Curbed]
· All Aby Rosen coverage [Curbed]