By Brian J. Pape
Plans have been filed by developer Property Markets Group (PMG) for five single-family homes at 115, 117, 119, and 121 Leroy Street, each four stories and 50 feet tall, as well as a three-story home at 621 Greenwich Street, and a 10-story condo building at 111 Leroy Street, according to Rebecca Baird-Remba on the YIMBY website. Thomas Zoli, of Workshop/APD Architecture DPC, is the architect of these townhouses.
The 12-unit building would have full-floor units on the first and second floors, followed by four units on the third floor. The remaining floors would also hold full-floor units, topped by a penthouse duplex on the ninth and tenth floors. The permits for the condos total 34,338 square feet.
The city rezoned the block from manufacturing to residential in 2006, but the recession ultimately derailed earlier plans, and all the properties were sold at a foreclosure auction in 2012. PMG picked up 111 Leroy and the corner lot at 621 Greenwich for a combined $38,176,272 last year. The developer then purchased air rights from a townhouse next door on Morton Street and a 12-story commercial building at 627 Greenwich Street.
A different developer owns 627 Greenwich, but the Department of Buildings (DOB) just approved plans to turn the 148-foot-tall structure into 35 apartments.
100 Barrow Street
The Toll Brothers’ new condo building is rising fast on the campus of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields at 100 Barrow Street, which will ultimately top out at 12 stories.
Landmarks approved the design for the new building in the spring of last year. The lower half of the facade will be clad in Flemish brick, which was chosen to match the neighboring 1830s townhouses, and the setback upper floors will be wrapped in a glass curtain wall and bronze-hued metal panels.
The building will hold 35 apartments, seven of which will be affordable rentals. The cellars will have a laundry list of
Toll Brothers has also leased four townhouses next door from St. Luke, and plans to refurbish the buildings and convert them to market-rate rentals.
The condos are supposed to fund the expansion of St. Luke’s school at 657 Greenwich St. The 19th century structure will gain nine new classrooms with 100 seats, as well as a 4,000-square-foot gym. The $25 million renovation will expand the school by 50 percent, and the school building will grow to 60,000 square feet.
Barry Rice Architects is responsible for the design, and construction is expected to wrap up next year.
Brian J. Pape, AIA, LEED-AP, is a Historic Preservation & Green Architect located at 130 Barrow St., Ste. 213.