Fortis Files Permits for 51-Story Downtown Resi Tower
Al Barbarino May 21, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Fortis Property Group has reportedly filed permits for a 51-story residential tower at 39 Fletcher Street, between South Street Seaport and The Financial District.
New York YIMBY, which first reported on the new permits, noted that original plans for the property have changed, with the latest version spanning 140,041 square feet, 74 residences and associated amenities.
Floors five through 10 will have four units each, while 11 through 24 will have two residences. An outdoor pool will be located above mechanicals on 26, and floors 27 through 51 will feature single, full-floor residences.
Howard Hughes, which is redeveloping the South Street Seaport, plans a controversial hotel/condo tower of similar height to the east, which would require the demolition of the historic New Market Building. Howard Hughes is also planning another tower at neighboring 80 South Street.
Fortis purchased the lot at 39 Fletcher for a reported $64 million last year. Goldstein Hill & West is the architect of the building’s latest incarnation.