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The new building will be LEED & Passive House certified. Rendering via Ole Sondresen Architects The new building will be LEED & Passive House certified. Rendering via Ole Sondresen Architects
More condos are headed for the East Village. A new 6-unit mixed-use building will soon rise at 180 Second Avenue, just two blocks west of the new Steiner East Village, an 82-unit development that is now over 50% sold. Recently approved permits call for a vertical enlargement of the existing building, which held offices and a popular bar called the Ninth Ward on the ground floor up until February of last year. Since the bar's lease expires in 2020, it will reopen its doors when the massive renovation is finished in 2018.

The new building will stand 7 stories tall with 9,058 square feet of residential space and 1,220 square feet of commercial space. Permits list Walter B. Melvin Architects as the architect of record, but renderings have surfaced on Ole Sondresen's site. The owner is listed as Robert Stern.
180-second-avenue-diagrams via Ole Sondresen Architects
According to the architect, the building will be designed to earn LEED Platinum and Passive House certification, integrating a green roof with solar hot water panels for each residential unit. The rendering depicts a structure very different from the rest of the block and certainly several steps up from its predecessor. Reclaimed wood planters on every terrace will liven up the facade and block and the use of concrete and provides a nice juxtaposition against the refined wood and glass.
180-second-avenue-interior-rendering Interior Living Space; Ole Sondresen Architects
The building will consist of four two-bedrooms and two one-bedroom residences, each encompassing an entire floor. The loft-like units will be approximately 1,500 apiece and feature generously-sized private terraces with open views down Second Avenue.
180-second-avenue-street-view Google street view of current 5-story building at 180 Second Avenue
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