Permits have been filed for a new ground-up residential building at 150 Wooster Street, where developer Kub Capital finally won the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission in April with their most recent design for the project. The filings mark the end of a seven-year saga that included a 2013 lawsuit brought by Soho artists to stop development at the site, a developer switch, and a long string of back-and-forth presentations in front of the LPC discussing the "broad brush historicism" of project architect HTO's design for the building in the Soho Cast Iron District. YIMBY, who first gleaned the filings, elaborates on how the new 29,371-square-foot-building is going to be broken down.
The project on Wooster Street between Houston and Prince Street will have six apartments averaging 4,895 square feet apiecegranted some apartments will be larger than others, as YIMBY reports that floors two and three will share two duplexes, floors four through six will each have a floor-through apartment, and floors seven and eight will share one duplex penthouse. The building will also have two ground-floor retail spaces, and will be sheathed in a limestone, steel, and brick facade. The site currently houses a parking lot and a single-story retail space. Demolition permits have not yet been filed.
· Permits Filed, 146 Wooster Street, Soho [YIMBY]
· Landmarks Shoots Down New Wooster Street Building [Curbed]
· 'Really Huge' Soho Building Finally Inches Closer to Reality [Curbed]
· All 150 Wooster Street coverage [Curbed]