Developers have filed permits with the NYC Department of Buildings to put up a 28-story tower next to the former Bialystoker Nursing Hone building on East Broadway.
Round Square Development (then known as the Ascend Group) waged a lengthy battle last year to purchase air rights from the Seward Park Cooperative. In spite of an offer to pay $54 million for those development rights, the co-op could not muster the two-thirds majority necessary to approve the transaction. So the deal died.
Now, developer Rob Kaliner and his partners are going ahead with an as-of-right condo tower and renovations on the landmark-protected nursing home building at 228 East Broadway. New York YIMBY first reported yesterday that the permits had been filed. The plan with air rights would have meant building two high rises. In the new scheme, developers envision a single tower measuring 75,000 square feet. There will be a private garden for residents of the condo complex, on a lot bordering Clinton Street (formerly the Dora Cohen Memorial Park).
Earlier this year, a rendering from S4Architecture made the rounds. While it remains on Round Square’s website, Kaliner told Patch that the design is undergoing some tweaks. Kaliner said the conversion of the nursing home building is expected to be completed in February, with the tower set for completion a few months later.