Yesterday YIMBY brought you a rendering for an East Harlem residential project on East 112th Street, and today we’ve got an update on the nine-story rental building underway at 2338 2nd Avenue, on the corner of East 120th Street.
When we stopped by over the weekend, the basement was being excavated and steel framing was going up at the site, which is being developed by HAP Investments. Work stopped here for several months last year after the DOB’s Best Squad noticed that a neighboring building was shaking and vibrating during exavation, and the site was hit with yet another Stop Work Order in February, which was just lifted last week.
Rising 95 feet into the air, the building will include 30 apartments spread across 21,619 square feet of residential space, as well as 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail and a 200-square-foot medical office. Apartments will begin on the second floor, with four per floor until the ninth floor, which will only house two units. HAP posted interior renderings of the units on their site, which you can see below.
HAP Investments is also working on five other buildings in the hood, including the sizable 10-story project at 2211 Third Avenue and a little eight-unit building at 247 East 117th Street. And who could forget the controversial multi-hued condo development YIMBY revealed at 329 Pleasant Avenue, which was slapped with several zoning violations earlier this year.
Daniel Goldner Architects will be responsible for the design of the building, which the developer calls “Hap Two.” Construction is expected to wrap by June 2016, according to on-site signage.
East Harlem’s development boom keeps growing, from megaprojects like 1800 Park Avenue to affordable rehabs like the former nurses’ dorm at Draper Hall. The de Blasio administration wants to upzone more of the neighborhood, and Melissa Mark-Viverito took a step forward yesterday by forming a steering committee to oversee the planned 60-block rezoning, which would encourage retail development on Park Avenue.