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Lower East Side luxury project to rise in place of Jesuit school

January 06, 2014 12:24PM

204-forsyth

Rendering of 204-206 Forsyth Street and its current look (via Bowery Boogie)

Demolition work has begun at the Nativity Mission School, a Lower East Side Jesuit middle school for boys, which will be replaced by a seven-story luxury residential building. 

Developer Charles Saulson, who in 2012 bought 204 Forsyth Street for $4.5 million and 206 Forsyth Street for $1.7 million, plans to build a glassy 80-foot, 11-unit structure on the adjoining sites. Z Architecture is designing the project, according to Bowery Boogie. It’s unclear if it will be condominium or a rental.

The city issued permits in October for dismantling the school by “mechanical means.” The mostly tuition-free school for disadvantaged youth was located at 204 Forsyth, while its recreation area was at 206 Forsyth.

Halstead Property had the listing for the school, which asked $4.7 million back in April 2012, as previously reported. [Bowery Boogie]Mark Maurer

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