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Former LES Church May Become Seven-Story Apartment Building

This building was once home to the Mount Zion Church of Christ

An old church building on the Lower East Side will be demolished, and will likely make way for a new, seven-story apartment building with retail on the ground floor, Department of Buildings filings reveal. Bedford + Bowery first reported on the development with demolition paperwork already approved for the former Mount Zion Church of Christ building at 193 Henry Street.

The site was purchased in August last year for $4.15 million last year according to property records. The filings from this year reveal the owner to be Daniel Wise, who is also developing 10 modular apartments nearby at 201-203 East Broadway, which used to be home to a Jewish burial society, according to YIMBY.

Though plans have been filed for a new building at Henry Street, the site is also on the market for $5.5 million. But due to the lack of a buyer so far, Wise is proceeding with demoliton, but when interviewed by B+B he would not comment on the new structure since plans have only been filed but not yet approved.

Those plans call for the creation of five apartments in addition to commercial space with Think Architecture and Design listed as the architect.