74 Grand It’s been a long, tilting road for Soho’s 74 Grand Street, which may finally get its new development.

A six-story, four-unit building designed by C3D Architecture is coming to the Cast Iron Historic District, according to a plan exam application filed September 19th. The first floor will have retail, and two of the apartments will be duplexes.

The property, located between Wooster and Greene streets, was formerly home to a landmarked 1886 building. In 2004, construction at an adjacent lot undermined the foundation, and the precariously leaning five-story building had to be demolished in 2010. Here’s what it looked like before the razing:

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The cast-iron facade was saved, as ordered by the Landmarks Preservation Commission; over 100 sections of classically inspired columns, lintels, crowns and pediments were taken to storage, Curbed reported.

The site traded for $4.95 million in an all-cash transaction in March, according to public records. The new owner, developer Joshua Holmes, planned condos for the site and enlisted architect Joe Levine.

After several design attempts (and the departure of Levine), the development got Landmarks approval in August, Curbed reported. The project will incorporate the historic facade, as per Landmarks decree. Out with the old, and… back in with the old!

Photos: Massey Knakal

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