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The first batch of permits have emerged for 225 Bowery, which is being converted into a hotel run by Ace Hotel.

The ten-story building, formerly the Salvation Army Chinatown shelter and community center, will be reconfigured into a 178-room hotel, according to the plan exam application filed December 13th. The up-and-coming Nataliya Donskoy of ND Architecture will design the project.

Back in September, Bowery Boogie reported that Ace was planning a “distilled service,” or faux hostel, for the space. Earlier reports indicated that the conversion of the existing ten-story structure would be residential.

The 57,793-square-foot project will cost $5 million in renovations, according to the plan exam application. The hotel will include retail and an eatery on the first floor.

The Omnia Group is developing the hotel, and the Northwind Group is investing in the project, according to Northwind’s site. Omnia is also working on a residential conversion at 154 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park. The existing seven-story structure, formerly home to Xavier Society for the Blind, will get a two-floor addition and about 30 condominiums.

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