Earlier today Dattner Architects and the design team, which includes WXY Architecture + Urban Design, celebrated the opening of Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage along side representatives from the NYC Department of Sanitation and the NYC Department of Design & Construction. As a key gateway to the SoHo neighborhood, the community has embraced this project as well as its neighbor the Spring Street Salt Shed, scheduled for completion in 2016. Earlier this year, the Tribeca Citizen commented, “Who would’ve guessed that the best new building in this area in years would be used to store road salt—and that the runner-up would be the the Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Sanitation Garage across the street…Both are by Dattner Architects, which deserves some sort of civic award for pulling this off.”
A benchmark project for NYC’s Active Design program, the garage is designed to achieve LEED Gold and will house three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation. Located below the 100 year flood plain on a full block site overlooking the Hudson River, the garage is a First Responder in severe weather events and was designed as a Dry Floodproofed building, in accordance with FEMA standards and local requirements.