Rye, NY-based Woodbine Company has purchased the development site at 34 East 62nd Street, on the Upper East Side, for $11.9 million from Russian developer Janna Bullock. Back in 2007, she filed permits for a five-story townhouse, but plans stalled out. The vacant property has 8,000 square feet of development rights, but can be expanded by 6,000 square feet with the purchase of additional air rights. No new building applications have been filed.
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Extell Development is in contract to purchase the single-story grocery store at 350 East 86th Street, on the Upper East Side, for $100 million, Crain’s reports. The developer also owns neighboring sites, and can build a 20-story, 230,000 square-foot condominium building, with 200 units and retail space. The acquisition is expected to close next year, also when Gristedes’ lease expires. Extell’s plans have yet to be disclosed, and assemblage could be expanded with further acquisitions.
The head of the Midtown-based law firm King & Spalding has filed applications for a six-story, six-unit residential building at 316 East 81st Street, on the Upper East Side, in Yorkville. The building will measure 11,660 square feet in total, and units will likely be condominiums, averaging 1,943 square feet apiece. Issac & Stern is designing, and an old three-story townhouse must first be demolished; the building was purchased in 2012 for $3.2 million.
Last year, YIMBY brought you news of Icon Realty’s planned 14-story, 12-unit mixed-use building at 1562 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, and now the developer is planning another luxury residential and retail building at 1538-1546 2nd Avenue, a block to the south, between 80th and 81st Streets. According to the New York Post, demolition is underway to remove existing tenement buildings. Although applications are not on file for 1538 2nd Avenue, construction is expected to start in early 2016, or around the same time as their project at 1562 2nd Avenue.
Bedrock exploration is now taking place at 200 Amsterdam Avenue, near 70th Street in Lincoln Square, according to West Side Rag. Earlier this year, the site — which has 388,000 square feet of development rights — was placed on the market with an asking price of more than $400 million. It’s unknown who exactly is behind the tests, as a developer and architect have not been disclosed. Demolition permits for the existing structure have not yet been filed.