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26 July 2013
- Quadriad Townhouses [✜]
The row houses at the former Quadriad site - the longest running development saga in neighborhood history - are finally, finally finished and ready to go market. If you count the time spent trying to turn this project into a 23-story building, these row houses have been at least seven years in the making.
The row houses themselves - designed by RKT&B and Stan Allen - are very nice, particularly the way they are set back from the street to create a sort of public/private area of front yards. But $2.4 million a pop, for a house that is less than 15' wide?
19 July 2008
- Quadriad Buys Quadriad Site [✜]
I thought they owned it already, but apparently not. I wonder if the final purchase price was contingent on the FAR Quadriad could win through their proposed rezoning?
18 August 2007
- A Quadriad Update? [✜]
City Limits' recent article on the use of affordable housing as a wedge to gain acceptance for large development projects has one or two interesting tidbits on the Quadriad project. When last we heard from Quadriad, Community Board 1 had voted down a committee recommendation to support the Quadriad project and others like it throughout the neighborhood (but not before Quadriad withdrew its proposal to the Board). Quadriad is now saying that they withdrew the proposal to make changes (not really true), and that they will return to the Board with a new proposal next month (probably true - they return to the Board almost every other month with a new proposal).We told you there'd be a sequel.
5 December 2012
- SL Green Comes to Williamsburg [✜]
The behemoth Manhattan office landlord is buying the still-not-quite-completed, longest-lived-construction-project on the Northside. I guess this closes the book on the Quadriad saga.
26 September 2011
- Economic Downturn Breeds Stalled Construction Sites [✜]
After commenting earlier today that the number of stalled sites seemed to be dropping quickly, this article appeared in Google alerts:
Williamsburg and Greenpoint saw a pre-recession development boom. Since 2009, approximately half of the city's stalled sites have been located in these neighborhoods. Currently, 92 sites are inactive in the area, compared to 129 in all of Manhattan.
I've always been skeptical of the City's official count of stalled sites, both in terms of undercounting and overcounting (which means the gross number might be roughly accurate, but the actual site list probably isn't). It would be interesting to map actual vs. perceived stalled sites and see where the discrepancies lie. Certainly there are still some big ones, like the Domsey site illustrated in the Epoch Times article, the North 4th and Bedford hulk, and the South 4th sites on and near Bedford, but often they have very atypical back stories (epic bankruptcies, construction accidents, lawsuits and the like). But a number of prominent stalled sites are back in construction or nearly so, including 111 Kent, the North 6th and Wythe site (steel is going up) and North 1st and Kent steel skeleton.