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