The New York City Planning Commission has approved plans for a 72-unit residential building at 251 Front Street, located on the corner of Gold Street in Vinegar Hill. The project would measure 72,000 square feet, Curbed NY reported. Twenty-five percent of its units, or 18 apartments, would be designated as affordable and rent at below-market rates through the housing lottery.
The Planning Commission-approved plans are a scaled-down version of the nine-story, 95-unit project initially proposed last December. The project is trekking through the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) because the developer, the Constellation Group, is seeking to rezone the property from R6B to R7A in order to build a larger building. At this stage, the latest plans require City Council’s approval and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature. The area is represented in the City Council by Steve Levin.
The architecture is from think! Architecture and Design. The 19,991-square-foot site is currently vacant.