A controversial and long-stalled plan to build a luxury condo tower on the site of a former Fulton Fish Market warehouse is not happening, the developer said.
The Howard Hughes Corporation’s plans for the 494-foot condo tower at the New Market Building site, a dilapidated former Fulton Fish Market warehouse that sits at the base of Pier 17, had been on hold for months, after prolonged pushback from residents and local officials.
“There will be no residential tower on that site,” Christopher Curry, an executive vice president of development for the Howard Hughes Corporation, said during a Community Board 1 meeting Tuesday night.
Instead, Curry said, the developer is planning to erect a “commercial building” at the New Market site, but that it will not be tall. He declined to comment about what kind of business might be in the building, and why the company decided to squash the residential plan. […]