The developer behind the High Line-adjacent Jardim condos in Chelsea is looking to build in an even pricier downtown neighborhood. Centaur Properties filed plans for a small, mixed-use residential building at 87 Sullivan Street, between Spring and Broome streets in western Soho.
The Midtown-based firm hopes to build a five-story, four-unit development on a busy commercial block, close to the border with the formerly industrial section known as Hudson Square. The plans call for 3,750 square feet of ground floor retail, followed by one apartment per floor and a shared roof terrace on the top floor. The four apartments would be spread across 18,859 square feet of residential space, for a typical unit measuring 4,714 square feet.
The building would grow on a relatively narrow lot wedged between a five-story tenement and a three-story, Federal-style house. The neighboring buildings are quite old, dating to 1880 and 1825, respectively, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The site sits at the western edge of the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District, which was approved by the LPC in December. The Commission will have final approval over the building’s design, because it sits inside a historic district.
Financial District-based architect Arpad Baksa is handling the design.
The development site includes two tenement buildings on Spring Street. Both buildings last changed hands in 2003 for $11.5 million, as part of a four-building assemblage that included two more properties across the street.
In 2014, YIMBY revealed the new, expanded building for meal delivery charity God’s Love We Deliver, which sits down the block at the corner of Sullivan Street and Sixth Avenue.