Prime Greenwich Village; A Block from Washington Square Park
I heard awhile back that the stores on the Southwest side of West 8th at MacDougal were being shuttered because the building was sold, set to be demolished with something new taking its place. That didn’t seem like good news. Those stores have been sitting empty for awhile – there used to be an eyeglass store, a smoke shop and a realtor. And I’d heard nothing more on those rumors … until now. Patch reports that permits have been “filed” for a seven story building for that location. Currently, this is one story. There haven’t been changes to 8th Street in this manner in a long time. There will also be 26 apartments (1300 square feet each) in the new building. No doubt “luxury” apartments.
WEST VILLAGE, NY — A developer aims to erect a seven-story mixed use building at the long-vacant corner of West 8th and MacDougal streets near Washington Square Park, city building records show.
Permits filed with the city show plans to raise a 74-foot tall building with 43,400 square feet — 33,900 dedicated to residential use and more than 7,200 set aside for commercial space.
The building will include 26 apartments with an average of 1,300 square feet per unit. Morris Adjmi Architects will design the structure, which is slated for a ground floor with a lobby and retail shops, and a penthouse unit on the top floor with a private terrace, building records show.
These plans will have to come before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. This same architecture firm also is handling the new building scheduled for the site of the East Village explosion on Second Avenue; that project recently received LPC approval.
Photo: Google Street View (as of November 2017)