DEMO PERMIT for 35 Cooper Square APPROVED February 14, 2011:
APPLICATION FILED FOR FULL DEMOLITION OF 3 STORY BUILDING.
Regarding Asbestos Abatement Compliance the box is checked for this:
The scope of work does not require related asbestos abatement as defined in the regulations of the NYC DEP.
The owner is listed as: Arun Bhatia
Bhatia was "born into one of India's prominent real-estate families, but he didn't inherit its wealth or properties" ...
Lunch at The Four Seasons with: Arun Bhatia
Since starting his career as a residential real estate developer in 1977 with $10,000 to his name, Arun Bhatia, an immigrant from Bombay, has developed over 20 projects with 2,000 plus homes, for a value in excess of $600 million.
Now, after almost thirty years in the New York City residential market, Bhatia, founder and CEO of Arun Bhatia Development Organization, is unveiling two new residential condominium buildings in Manhattan. One is The Capri Tower Residences, at 235 East 55th Street; the other is a new luxury condominium development at 139 Wooster Street in SoHo's Cast Iron historic district.
And even more from EV Grieve:
35 Cooper Square: Ownership and plans
• They haven't decided whether to demolish the building
• They want an "as of right, mixed-use" building, but haven't decided on specifics
• The entire lot has a buildable up to 28,998 square feet
• More details will be provided in "three or four weeks"