Delos Living is reportedly looking to move its offices to the Meatpacking District. [more]
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A theater production company has taken 10,000-square-foot digs at 860 Washington Street and will use the temporary space to host their latest musical, the New York Observer reported.
Howard and Janet Kagan will bring their production “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812″ – a rock opera spin on “War and Peace” – to the space, located at West 13th Street just off the High Line on Washington Street. [more]
One of the more striking transformations of the Meatpacking District will soon be rising at the intersection of 13th and Washington streets. The project — known both as 860 Washington and 437 West 13th Street — was conceived by James Carpenter Design Associates, better known for tactically intervening in the works of other, more full-fledged architects than for creating its own structures from scratch. [more]
Are you a fan of the view from the High Line? Neighborhood preservationists say it’s in danger, thanks to a 120,000-square-foot retail and office property that Romanoff Equities and Property Group Partners are developing at 860 Washington Street, the New York Observer reported. The 10-story project is slated for completion in 2015, as The Real Deal reported, and will have 11,000- to 13,400-square-foot floor plates, plus two retail spaces on the lower levels. [more]
Meatpacking District landlord Romanoff Equities is joining with Property Group Partners to bring to life a 120,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail development on a vacant site at 860 Washington Street, Property Group Partners announced today. [more]
From left: 437 Washington Street (source: PropertyShark) and a rendering of the Romanoff building to come
A demolition permit was filed this week for 437 West 13th Street, the Greenwich Village Society of Historical Preservation reported on its blog, paving the way for construction of the controversial 10-story, 175-foot office tower planned by Romanoff Equities adjacent to the High Line.
Romanoff has been battling with City Planning to maximize the size of the glassy tower, initially filing plans for a 250-foot with the expectation of a zoning variance that would clear the way for the building to exceed zoning regulations by 66 percent. Romanoff claimed that because the High Line ran through the property, it would need to build larger to recoup its investment. … [more]
A rendering of the development at 437 West 13th Street and Amanda Burden, chair of the City Planning Commission
Romanoff Equities received approval today for a shorter, but still contentious, new 10-story office and retail building at 437 West 13th Street in the Meatpacking District, adjacent to the High Line. The original proposal called for a 215-foot, 12-story glass tower, exceeding the manufacturing zone’s maximum floor area ratio of 5. The developers argued that the additional size — their proposal’s F.A.R. was 7.73 — would allow them to recoup the costs of an expensive foundation made necessary by soil conditions on the site and a portion of the land made unusable by the location of the High Line. Over the course of three public hearings on the matter, during which community groups argued that the tower would outsize its neighbors and replace a historic Meatpacking building, the proposal was scaled down to 201 feet, and then to 175 feet, or a 6.18 F.A.R., at which point it was unanimously approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals.
Even so, the approved proposal is 24 percent larger than traditional zoning laws would allow for that space. … [more]