A relatively short over century-old apartment building on the Upper East Side will be remaining the way it is, at least for the near future. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a presentation to bring 1143 Fifth Avenue from its current seven-story height to 13 stories. The overall design of the proposed building, if it were new for a vacant lot, would likely have received (or been close to receiving) approval from the LPC, but as an addition, it was too much for the commissioners (and the public, which showed up en masse).
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Late last year, the K-12, all-girls Chapin School, at 100 East End Avenue, on the Upper East Side between East 84th and 85th Streets, applied for a variance to expand their eight-story, 168-foot-tall academic building to 11 stories or 183 feet in height. The expansion would increase the existing building by nearly 38,000 square feet to 170,285 square feet, according to the DOB, and would include additional classrooms, a dining hall, and gym. Earlier this month, the Board of Standards and Appeals approved the expansion, per DNAinfo, and construction will begin early next year. Completion is expected by the end of 2018, and NK Architects is the architect of record.
A little over a month ago, YIMBY reported on filings for a 13-story, 111,510 square-foot academic building at 115 East 97th Street, on the Upper East Side. The structure would allow the Marymount School to consolidate its programs into one facility, and DNAinfo now has a rendering of the school, which is being designed by CookFox Architects. The building will sport terraces and rooftop gardens, and will be equipped with the latest green technology, aiming for LEED certification. The project is expected to be sent to the Board of Standards and Appeals in the next few weeks, and ground breaking is tentatively slated for 2017.
Manhattan Residential has acquired the three-story commercial building at 327 East 84th Street, in Yorkville, for $11.8 million and plans to convert and expand the property into residential units, according to Commercial Observer. The building measures 11,583 square feet, but roughly 5,000 square feet of unused development rights exist. Five or six condominiums are planned, which would average roughly 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. Ariel Property Advisors brokered the deal.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed renderings of Extell Development’s 30-story, 83-unit mixed-use building planned at 200 East 95th Street/1681 Third Avenue, on the Upper East Side, and now foundation work is underway, according to DNAinfo. The building is being dubbed The Kent, and its 83 units will be condominiums spanning two- to five-bedrooms apiece. Ground-floor retail space will also measure 14,000 square feet, and Beyer Blinder Belle is the architect of record. Completion is expected in the second half of 2017.