Permits Filed for 23-Story Tower at 270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side, Manhattan

270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side, courtesy of Google Maps270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side, courtesy of Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a 23-story mixed-use building at 270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Located between West End Avenue and Broadway, the lot is one block north of the 96th Street subway station, serviced by the 1, 2, and 3 trains. Fetner Properties is listed as the owner behind the applications.

The proposed 235-foot-tall tower will yield 153,496 square feet, with 115,630 square feet designated for residential space and 8,961 square feet for community facility space. The building will have 171 residences, most likely rentals based on the average unit scope of 676 square feet. The concrete-based structure will also have a cellar and penthouse, but no accessory parking.

SLCE Architects is listed as the architect of record.

Demolition permits have not been filed yet. An estimated completion date has not been announced.

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9 Comments on "Permits Filed for 23-Story Tower at 270 West 96th Street on the Upper West Side, Manhattan"

  1. Given its prominence, access, and the width of the street it seems odd that parts of 96th street are zoned below an R10 or R10 equivalent.

  2. Deserving candidates for demo. No doubt about that.

  3. Say goodbye to yet another Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. A vanishing breed in Manhattan and other “hot” neighborhoods. Who could blame them, especially if they owned the property. Free-standing one and two story businesses, historic-structure banks and churches, supermarkets, fast-food drive-thrus and gas stations, are targets…particularly those holding juicy air-rights.

  4. Thrift stores are a perfect tenant for cellar level retail spaces. Other retailers dont want them because they offer no sidewalk displays. There should br more of those. What limits them in a city like NY? Escalator/Elevator requirements?

  5. Wasn’t this the location where the idea was floated around micro-units for seniors? Is that off the table now?

  6. Amateur architect | March 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm | Reply

    And the village idiots who built extra narrow sidewalks on Broadway and 96th street to accommodate an artistic train station will never be taken to task. The number of pedestrian fatalities caused by poor design will soar even higher. Aided by myopic vision zero. If only the corner building woukd have been set back 10 feet, foot traffic would be safe and unimpeded.

  7. The Salvation Army store is at 268 West 96th Street – so either the address in the article title is incorrect, or the lot encompasses both 270 and 268 West 96th Street.

  8. I wish they would start building things like this north of 96th Street.

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