Last week, an application was filed on behalf of the Extell Development Company to construct an 11-story building at 1766 Second Avenue, in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side.
Now, a second permit application has been submitted to the Department of Buildings on behalf of the developer, for a smaller project, about half the size, next door at 1768 Second Avenue.
Filed again by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects, the project will be just six stories to No. 1766’s 11 stories, rising 56 feet into the air as opposed to 100 feet.
The units in the smaller building will actually be larger than those in the 11-story project,
with five full-floor units rising above a 1,900-square foot commercial space (likely retail) on the ground floor. The five apartments will be spread over nearly 9,000 square feet of residential space, for an average unit size of almost 1,800 square feet (as opposed to No. 1766’s 1,240-square foot units) – surely condos.
At the corner of Second Avenue and East 92nd Street, the projects will sit just two blocks south of the escalator banks and elevator at 94th Street, leading down to the 96th Street station on the new Second Avenue subway line. Set to open at the end of next year, the new service will provide a one-seat ride downtown, across town, and then downtown again via the current Q train route.
The Second Avenue projects will join a much larger Extell building planned for Third Avenue between East 94th and 95th Streets.
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