AvalonBay Communities and the New York City Department of Education’s Educational Construction Fund (ECF) are partnering to develop a roughly 1,100-unit mixed-use complex at 321 East 96th Street, on the Upper East Side. The complex will include rental apartments, two public schools with recreational spaces, and 20,000 square feet of retail space, according to The Real Deal. The development would take up the entire block, which is bound by East 96th and 97th streets and First and Second avenues.
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Something of an oddity on Park Avenue will be returned to its original purpose. On Tuesday, April 12, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved additions and reconfigurations on the townhouse at 890 Park Avenue, located between East 78th Street and East 79th Street, paving the way for it to again become a single-family home.
An anonymous LLC has filed applications for an 11-story, 11-unit residential building at 1402 York Avenue, located between East 74th and 75th streets on the Upper East Side. The structure will measure 21,185 square feet, which means its residential units should average a spacious 1,926 square feet apiece. The apartments will have full-floor configurations, and condominiums must be in the works. Amenities include private residential storage, storage for six bikes, and a fitness center. Midtown South-based Kossar + Garry Architects is the architect of record and will likely be designing the building. The 20-foot-wide, 1,960-square-foot site is currently occupied by a two-story building. Demolition permits were filed in December to knock it down.
Back in 2014, B+B Capital and Mink Development acquired, for $19 million, the five-story, five-rental-unit building at 39 East 72nd Street, located in the Upper East Side Historic District, with plans to restore it to its former glory as a single-family townhouse. The developers have secured $30 million in financing for the project, which now is expected to include three condominiums, according to Real Estate Weekly. The 13,036-square-foot structure will be expanded by two stories, increasing the property’s square-footage to 18,412 square feet. Filings indicate the residential units will all be triplexes, averaging an enormous 5,256 square feet apiece. The Landmarks Preservation Commission reportedly approved the project back in 2014. CetraRuddy is the design architect.
For over a year now, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has been hoping to create a New York City mega-mansion for himself and his family. But he wants to live on the Upper East Side. So, that means working with what’s there. And that means an assemblage, not something from scratch or a large extant structure. Well, on Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission dealt a blow to his plans for 11-15 East 75th Street, billed as 15 East 75th Street in presentation materials.
Back in October of 2015, foundation work was underway at Extell Development’s 30-story, 83-unit mixed-use building at 200 East 95th Street (a.k.a. 1681 Third Avenue), on the Upper East Side. YIMBY now has photos from Tectonic that show rebar rising from the construction site into the air. Work on the ground floor is currently underway on the 317,664-square-foot building, dubbed The Kent, which will include 13,225 square feet of retail space across the ground and cellar levels. There will be 83 condominium units, ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, in the 367-foot-tall tower. The residences should average over 3,000 square feet apiece, and amenities listed in the Schedule A include a gym, a pool & sauna, bike storage, residential lounges and playrooms, a “music room,” and an outdoor terrace on the second floor. Beyer Blinder Belle is designing the project. Completion is expected in 2017.