Nexus, Oved planning luxury apartments at Italian American Museum building

Nexus Development and Oved Group has filed plans for a luxury apartment building at the Italian American Museum at 185 Grand Street in Little Italy.

According to a permit application filed with the Department of Building, the firms are looking to build a seven-story residential property with 12 apartment units. The project, if approved as proposed, will have 18,965 s/f of residential space, 2,86 s/f for commercial and 2,167 s/f for a community facility. There will be two apartments each on the second floor and the third floor. The unit count gets bumped up to three apartments each on the fourth and fifth floor. Meanwhile, the sixth floor will divided between one apartment unit and the lower portion of a duplex. The seventh floor will be occupied by the upper portion of the duplex apartment, which will have an outdoor terrace. Planned amenities in the building include a rooftop terrace and bike storage.

The Italian American Museum will continue to occupy the space. The proposed structure will have museum space at the subcellar, the cellar and the ground floor. According to a previous report from Curbed, the museum will close for two years as the site is being redeveloped. The planned building will also have retail space at the cellar and ground floor.

The museum sold the property to Nexus Development and Oved Group for $14.8 million earlier this year. Morris Adjmi Architects is the architect of record for the project.

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  • RoBow

    This is very bad. The buildings can never be replaced. They should be kept as is. Build on top if you want, but don’t destroy a part of Little Italy that a museum can not even match. Isn’t it ironic – saving a museum, but destroying the biggest and best relic?

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