837 Washington Street Development Close to Getting Zoning Approval
Daniel Edward Rosen July 30, 2012, 2:13 p.m.
A joint Meatpacking District development by Taconic Investment Partners and Thor Equities is slated to receive zoning approvals from the New York City Department of Buildings, according to city records.
The proposed 55,000-square-foot development at 837 Washington Street will create 28,000 square feet of retail space and 27,000 square feet of office space at the former site of a 1930s factory building.
The new building, to be designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, received approval from the city Landmarks Preservation Commission earlier this summer.
The design of the 6-story steel and glass building will be “engineered to achieve LEED Gold certification” and will feature retail space in “one of the neighborhood’s most highly trafficked corners,” according to the building’s website.
Joseph Sitt’s Thor Equities paid $55 million for a 75 percent stake in the Meatpacking District project last December.