On Tuesday, a proposal to renovate and expand a nearly century-and-a-half-old rowhouse on the Upper East Side’s southern end went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. While the work on its front would be mostly welcome, the proposal for the roof and rear left one commissioner wondering how the application got this far.
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Last week, YIMBY brought you a construction update on developer Extell’s new Upper East Side condominium project, The Kent. Today, we have a look inside the building, which is still more than a year away from completion.
Property owner Man Wai Lau, doing business as an anonymous Lower East Side-based LLC, has filed applications for a six-story, five-unit residential building at 441 East 87th Street, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. The project will measure 10,488 square feet and its residential units should average 1,670 square feet apiece, indicative of condominiums. There will be one unit across the ground and second floors, followed by full-floor units on the third through sixth floors. Timothy Li’s Brooklyn-based TLI Architect is the architect of record. An existing three-story townhouse must first be demolished. Permits to raze the structure were filed in June.
The Brearley School aims to expand its Upper East Side campus with a new 12-story building at 590 East 83rd Street, on the corner of East End Avenue.
Construction has reached the 13th floor on the 28-story, 104-unit mixed-use tower under development at 200 East 95th Street (a.k.a. 1681 Third Avenue), on the Upper East Side. The construction progress can be seen thanks to a photo posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the tower, dubbed the Kent, will eventually encompass 317,664 square feet and rise 392 feet to its pinnacle. It will have 13,225 square feet of retail space across the ground floor and the first cellar level. The residential units above, which will be condominiums, will range from two- to five-bedrooms, averaging 2,500 square feet apiece. Extell Development Company is the developer and Beyer Blinder Belle is behind the architecture. Champalimaud has been tasked with the interiors and West 8 is the landscape architect. Completion is expected in 2017.