Omega Healthcare has filed plans for a 24-story senior housing development at 1802 Second Avenue, on the corner of 93rd Street on the Upper East Side — just as the MTA gets ready to open the nearby 96th Street station of the Second Avenue subway.
Designed by Handel Architects, the 235-foot-tall structure will hold 215 apartments and 153,992 square feet of residential space. Maplewood Senior Living will operate the upscale project, which will feature a pool, fitness studio and salon. Each of the upper floors will have common rooms.
The ground floor will have a dining room, kitchen, and cafe, followed by a library, salon, and shared terrace on the second floor. Apartments, averaging 716 square feet, will begin on the third floor and continue through the 23rd. There will be anywhere from four to 14 apartments on each story. The rest of the amenities will fill the cellar, along with staff locker rooms and a break room.
Maplewood is co-developing the building with Omega, which is listed as the property owner on the permits. The two companies expect to spend $246 million building the complex, which will offer “specialized services, including care for those with varying levels of dementia,” the Wall Street Journal reported in June.
The development site includes six parcels that wrap around the corner from East 93rd Street to Second Avenue and occupy most of the block between East 93rd and 94th Streets. Several four- and five-story walk-ups from the early 20th century will be demolished for the project. Omega spent $111 million buying up the properties from separate owners last year.
The building will also have to rise around a four-story ventilation facility for the new subway line on the corner of East 93rd Street. Maplewood will likely wait for the MTA to finish construction on the subway before breaking ground on the development.