Back in December of 2015, it was reported that AB & Sons and Sioni Group were in contract to acquire 235,000 square feet of air rights (from the landmarked Haier Building) for their development assemblage at 989-993 Sixth Avenue, located on the corner of West 37th Street, in the Garment District section of Midtown. They have since closed on the purchase for an undisclosed amount, and now, the development team is planning a roughly 80-story mixed-use building, which could likely include retail space near the street level, a hotel, and residential units, according to The Real Deal. The site could boast up to 375,000 square feet of as-of-right development potential if the 21-story, 90,000-square-foot office building at 989-991 Sixth is demolished. The building reportedly won’t be demolished until at least 2019, probably due to existing leases. The corner lot at 993 Sixth Avenue is occupied by a partially built 18-story hotel project, which will also probably be demolished (it’s five stories in height).
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Isaac Chetrit and Ray Yadidi are in contract to acquire 235,000 square feet of air rights from the five-story former bank building at 1352-1362 Broadway, between West 36th and 37th Streets in Midtown. The price the investors are paying has not yet been disclosed. On the same block, they own the vacant lot – acquired this past fall – at 993 Sixth Avenue and the adjacent 21-story, 96,000 square-foot office building at 989-991 Sixth Avenue. Their assemblage amounts to a site with roughly 375,000 square feet of development rights, according to The Real Deal.
Empire Hotel Group has sold the development site at 993 Sixth Avenue, between West 36th and 37th Street, in Midtown, to an anonymous LLC for $54.3 million. Permits have been approved since 2014 for an 18-story, 122-key hotel, which would measure 44,330 square feet. Edgar Rawlings’ Lower Manhattan-based Rawlings Architects is the architect of record. The site’s two-story predecessor was demolished late in 2014 and the property currently sits vacant. [The Real Deal]