Permits have been filed for a new 50-story tower at 1780 First Avenue, in Yorkville, Manhattan, adjacent to where the New York City Housing Authority‘s John Haynes Holmes Towers currently stand. Located at the corner of 1st Avenue and East 93rd Street, the two buildings presently on the site were built in 1968 and have 537 units across 25 floors with a gross square footage of 386,322. The nearest transit access is two city blocks north at the 96th Street – 2nd Avenue station, courtesy of the N and Q trains.
Plans for the new development include a total scope of 342,612 square feet, with community facilities allotted 4,718 square feet, and 325,650 square feet for residential space. Rising up 530 feet, the tower will have 339 units at an average size of 960 square feet. The larger square footage is an indicator these residences could include condominiums or a mix of unit types. Luigi Russo of SLCE Architects is responsible for the design.
Hal Fetner, president of Fetner Properties is listed as the owner, according to filings. An estimated completion date has not been announced.