Demolition permits have been filed for the twelve-story building at 252 West 78th Street, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Owned by the Collegiate Churches of New York, the site will expand to 18 stories with both horizontal and vertical extensions, totaling an additional 148,299 square feet of development. With an increase in building height to 209 feet from 143 feet, the use will also change to residential, and it will have an address of 378 West End Avenue.
Richard Cook of Cookfox Architects is responsible for the design. The new building will have 198,540 square feet of space, allocated to 66 residential units, averaging 3,000 square feet apiece. The concrete structure will also have 19 enclosed parking spaces and is conveniently located one block from the 79th Street station, serviced by the 1 train.
Back in 2015, the Collegiate Churches of New York filed applications to turn the adjacent 370-378 West End Avenue into a single 18-story residential building, after acquiring the properties for $125 million.
No completion date estimates have been announced.