Church Site Being Used As Gigantic Hole

763 South 19th Street was the former site of Varick A.M.E. Church (check out the pictures of it being demolished “with care” here) and is currently a gigantic hole. Fred During tried (ah, zoning permits) a few years back to get approval for a 24-unit condominium with parking and failed because of the lack of funds. (Although you can check out the $1,600,000 listing and renderings here.)

On December 22, 2010, the vacant lot was sold to South Street Development (contact owner Brett Bates here) for $800,000. And finally, as of February 9, there was an application put in for the erection of 10 single-family homes with rear-access parking. Let’s hope SOSNA approves; nothing worse for a neighborhood than vacant lots, never mind gapping holes.