68 Charlton Street rendering

A rendering is out for Extell Development’s 68 Charlton Street, which could bring the first affordable housing units to Hudson Square.

In February, the developer announced plans to build a 22-story through-block project with 116 units, the Villager reported. Of the apartments, 91 would be market-rate co-ops and 25 would be affordable rentals. The proposal, as presented to Community Board 2 at the beginning of the year, designated two separate 22-story towers, one facing Charlton Street and one facing Vandam Street.

It’s uncertain just how tall the building will be; permits filed in October 2013 call for a 13-story, 79-unit structure measuring 115,296 square feet, with Beyer Blinder Belle as the architect of record. Those permits were granted partial approval and issued last month; excavation work has been in full swing.

The project will be completed by Winter 2016, according to on-site signage. Photo from today:

68 Charlton 9-10

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