CIM Group has entered into contract to purchase, for nearly $90 million, the vacant 24-story, 156-unit apartment building at 301 First Avenue, located on the corner of East 17th Street in Gramercy. The future owners of the 200,000-square-foot tower are floating plans to either renovate the property into rental apartments or demolishing it for a new condominium building, The Real Deal reported. The 13,248-square-foot lot is currently overbuilt under present-day zoning laws. The building was built in 1969 to house Mount Sinai Beth Israel medical personnel and was vacated in the summer of 2016.
In May, schematic drawings offered a first glimpse of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture-designed 18-story, 133-unit mixed-use complex at 121 East 22nd Street (a.k.a. 122 East 23rd Street), in Gramercy. A rendering has now been revealed of the main 18-story tower portion, to rise on the corner of East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue, Archdaily reported. The latest building permits indicate the complex, comprised of 18- and 13-story components, will encompass 275,387 square feet, unchanged from May. There will be 12,125 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. The units above will be condominiums ranging from studios to five-bedrooms, averaging 1,492 square feet apiece. Toll Brothers City Living is the developer and SLCE Architects is the architect of record. The block-thru site has been cleared of its four-story predecessors. Completion is expected in 2018.
Springhouse Partners has acquired, for $55 million, the six-story, 56-unit mixed-use building at 51 Irving Place, located on the corner of East 17th Street in Gramercy. The 42,502-square-foot property contains about 10,000 square feet of commercial space, which is currently split between five retail units and a single office unit. The residential units above are rental apartments, most of which are market-rate. The new owners plan to conduct renovations, according to The Real Deal. Work will include upgrades to the façade and interiors, and the addition of residential amenities. The apartments will remain as rentals. The property could also accommodate a small expansion, as it contains 5,000 square feet of air rights, although such plans to build an expansion are not known. Springhouse Partners recently secured a $37 million mortgage to finance the acquisition.
Back in November of 2015, YIMBY reported on applications for an 18-story, 133-unit residential project at 122 East 23rd Street (a.k.a. 121 East 22nd Street), in Gramercy. Now, the developer has filed plans with the Attorney General’s office, estimating the value of the project’s condominiums to be $503.5 million, according to The Real Deal. The 275,387-square-foot complex will have two components. A main 18-story tower will be located on the corner of East 23rd Street and Lexington Avenue, while a connected 13-story wing will front East 22nd Street. The buildings will be connected up to the ground floor, where 12,125 square feet of retail space, divided between four retail condos, will also be located.
In the summer of 2015, Chelsea-based Alfa Development entered into contract to acquire the development site spanning 253-261 Third Avenue (a.k.a 200 East 21st Street), in Gramercy, and now the developer is planning a 20-story, 65-unit mixed-use building. The Real Deal reports the project will measure 104,700 square feet in total and will include 7,200 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The rest of the new building will contain 65 condominium units, which will come in one- to four-bedroom layouts. BKSK Architects will be responsible for the design. Reportedly, the developers filed permits for the project, although they have yet to hit public record. Demolition permits, however, are on file for all of the assemblage’s existing buildings. Four three-story structures are to be demolished at 253-259 Third Avenue, and a five-story, 12-unit tenement building at 200 East 21st Street will be razed.