19 BEACH STREET
TRIBECA, NEW YORK CITY

Seven-story condominium at the forefront of the revitalization of Tribeca

Corner building with open views, oversize windows, and high ceilings

Efficient layouts of one unit per floor allow for sale of all floor area above the ground

Ground floor retail, one parking space for the penthouse, and two roof terraces

 

Case Studies

19 Beach Street

This site gave Tribeach not only its name but also a successful start in real estate development. With an option to buy the site subject to rezoning and planning approval, the partners designed and filed for a variance with the New York City Board of Standard and Appeals to change the zoning use from manufacturing to residential and to increase the floor area by 40% (an increase in F.A.R. from 5 to 7). Tribeach sold the development, although its affiliate Fegan Berg Architects completed the design and construction. The success of this project was made possible by negotiating a complex acquisition contract offering the seller a price he was looking for, in exchange for the time to obtain the variance.