While better known for its manufacturing buildings converted to retreats of discreet loft living, Tribeca is ushering in a mini-Gilded Age of mega-modern townhouses that are rising from the neighborhood’s modicum of narrow lots. Yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved Maya Lin Studio‘s design of a five-story, 20,000-square-foot single-family mansion at 11 Hubert Street that will use the structural bones of an existing three-floor commercial building and add more than 6,000 square feet of floor area throughout. The nondescript commercial structure is a vestige of a never-finished 1980’s residential project that Lin, in collaboration with architects Bialosky + Partners, hope to rectify.
Bialosky + Partners
In the shadow of Property Market Group’s bricky condominium at 10 Sullivan Place, P. Zaccaro Co., Inc. (PZCo) is putting the finishing touches on their ground-up, seven-story rental building at 75 Sullivan Street. In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this is NOT an affordable housing story. Rather, it presents a rare opportunity to rent in a newly-constructed building in Soho, which for the most part has mainly built very high-end condo buildings and boutique office spaces in recent years.