440 Washington Street – Revealed: 41-Unit Tribeca Residential Development

Back in December, YIMBY reported that an LLC filed applications for a new development at 440 Washington Street, in Tribeca. And now, we have the first renderings of the residential project, which is being developed by Ponte Equities and designed by OCV Architects.

Per the building applications, the structure will total 48,447 square feet, which will include 7,407 square feet of commercial space. The residential portion of the project will be divided among 41 units, giving an average size of about 1,000 square feet, which indicates it will probably hold condominiums.

While filings list the development’s height at nine stories, it will actually clock in at 11 floors in total. A community space will be included on the tenth floor, and penthouse areas will extend up to the 11th floor.

Down below, the building’s appearance will be very attractive, improving markedly upon the site’s current occupants. While the corner of Desbrosses and Washington houses an appealing little sliver of a pre-war structure, its replacement will be a near-match stylistically, taking design cues from the neighborhood’s industrial past.


Gridded windows will be interspersed within a predominantly red-brick facade, and it appears that metallic accents will also be included. Just like the little pre-war building currently on-site, the apex of each window bank will end in a series of arches (at least, within the areas surrounded by red brick).

Ponte has another project in the works immediately adjacent to this site, which YIMBY revealed this past July, at 70 Vestry Street. That building will be slightly larger than 440 Washington. Robert A.M. Stern is the design architect, while Ismael Leyva is the architect of record. Related is also co-developing that project.

As for 440 Washington Street, the last action at the DOB appears to have been in December, and new building applications are still pending. But demolition permits for existing structures have now been approved, and a completion estimate of 2018 or so would appear reasonable.

Source: New York Yimby