Rendering-o-Rama: New Condos Coming to Ninth Street

Panos VikatosClick the middle arrows to see four possible versions.

A new six-story building with condominiums on each floor is coming to Alphabet City.

227 East Seventh StStephen Rex Brown 227 East Seventh Street.

The building, expected to be completed in the summer of next year, will replace a vacant one-story building at 227 East Seventh Street, near Avenue C. Plans to demolish the existing building, which was built around 1980, were approved by the Department of Buildings late last month.

The new structure also spells the end of a big Jim Joe tag. An email to the ubiquitous artist seeking comment bounced back.

One of the owners of the property, Gary Vinbaytel, said its design had not yet been decided, but that he was leaning towards the fourth option in the slideshow above.

High-end housing so far east in the neighborhood is not nearly as uncommon as it once was — earlier this year it was revealed that a 12-story, 135-unit luxury rental building is bound for the corner of Avenue D and East Second Street.