UPDATED Feb. 24, 9am: We walked by the site this weekend and took several shots of the building, which still appears to be occupied.
Old Tribeca building 67 Vestry, owned by Aby Rosen, was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Now, Rosen’s RFR has filed plans for a new 11-story building at the corner site. The 134-foot-tall structure would have 42 units, with SLCE as the architect of record. The new development will have storage and indoor recreation space.
No demolition permits have been filed for the existing nine-story loft building, which Rosen bought in 2005 for $16.5 million, according to public records. Around early 2012, the 25-unit property went on the market; the Massey Knakal listing noted the “panoramic river views to the west and north,” as well as “roof space that currently earns billboard income but would prove to be a must-have amenity in any luxury residential conversion.”
Then, the storm hit. Tenants claimed that they lacked electricity and heat for weeks after Hurricane Sandy, the Tribeca Trib reported. At the time, the building had many artists in rent-stabilized apartments.
So, what’s next for 67 Vestry? Send intel to the tipline, please and thank you.
Image: Massey Knakal