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Midtown East

222 East 46th Street

Development Site At 222 East 46th Street Placed On The Market, Midtown East

The Dupler Group is putting the land under a five-story office building at 222-226 East 46th Street, in Midtown East, on the market as a 99-year lease; the property is being valued at around $30 million. The site contains 72,000 square feet of development rights, and a developer could demolished the existing structure for a 33-story residential tower with as many as 96 rental units. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is marketing the property, per The Real Deal.



426 East 58th Street

Air Rights Assembled For 900’+ Condo Tower At 426 East 58th Street, Midtown East

Bauhouse Group has acquired 109,000 square feet of additional air rights for their development site spanning 426-432 East 58th Street, in Midtown East, for $37.9 million. The most recently released plans depict a 95-unit Foster + Partners-designed condominium tower, measuring 268,000 square feet and standing over 900 feet tall. The developer is moving forward with an as-of-right project, according to The Real Deal.



222 East 44th Street

Planned 42-Story, 429-Unit Building At 222 East 44th Street Receives Financing, Midtown East

BLDG Management Company has landed a $254 million construction loan for their planned mixed-use project spanning 212-222 East 44th Street, in Midtown East, per Commercial Observer. YIMBY reported on the project’s design competition earlier in 2015, and a 42-story, 429-unit building is planned, with 87 apartments to be set aside as lottery-allocated housing. On the ground floor, 7,160 square feet of retail space is planned.



143 East 60th Street

Development Assemblage At 143 East 60th Street In Contract, Midtown East

Only placed on the market earlier this month, Kuafu Properties is in contract to acquire the development assemblage spanning 143-161 East 60th Street, on the northern edge of Midtown East, for more than $300 million. A 280,000 square-foot residential building with a retail portion could be accommodated at the site, and rumor has it that condominiums are likely planned. Six low-rise buildings — the largest being 11 stories — currently occupy the site.


Midtown East Rezoning

City Expected To Receive Midtown East Rezoning Recommendations This Summer

A committee assigned to propose changes for Midtown East’s zoning is expected to submit plans with the City by June 30th, hopefully facilitating a rezoning that would be formally crafted by the Department of Planning. The rezoning may give developers a boost in FAR in return for funding transit improvements. Also, developers may be able to transfer air rights from landmarked buildings to other properties within the district as-of-right, according The Wall Street Journal.