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Old Posted Apr 24, 2014, 2:32 PM
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Plans Filed for Extell's Block-Eating East 14th Street Project

Extell filed plans for two new 7-story retail/residential buildings that will swallow most of East 14th Street between Avenues A and B (h/t EV Grieve). Extell purchased eight parcels on the block last year, vacated all of the retail tenants, and is currently demolishing the old low-rise buildings that were once occupied by ABC Animal Hospital, the Blarney Cove, Pete's-a-Pizza, Stuyvesant Grocery, Bargain Bazaar, and more. The addresses for the new buildings, according to the plans, will be 500 and 524 East 14th Street. The lone holdout was the tenement at no. 520, which houses a Dunkin' Donuts, which is probably the one business East Villagers would have liked to see leave.

Both new buildings will rise seven stories. No. 500 will be larger, at 138,388 square feet with 106 units and 20,039 square feet of retail at street level. No. 524 will be 50,509 square feet and have 44 apartments, with 10,112 square feet of retail. The cellar level of no. 500 will have a fitness room, residents lounge, a playroom, and storage, plus a swimming pool and steam room, and the roof will have recreation space. No. 524 will only have storage and a rooftop deck, but maybe the amenities will be shared between the buildings? It's not yet known if any of the apartments will be set aside as affordable housing.
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