Last week, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held the fourth and final public hearing to deal with the 95 properties that have been under consideration for designation prior to 2010. Among the items discussed on Thursday were three houses, geographically spread from Kips Bay to Murray Hill to the Upper East Side. If designated as landmarks, they’ll certainly be referred to by many as historic houses. If not, their very existence will be put into doubt.
UDR, owner of the Rivergate residential building at 401 East 34th Street, in Kips Bay, will be allowed to build a small retail building on the corner of First Avenue and East 35th Street, according to DNAinfo. Since part of the property is public space, some thought UDR should have to go through the ULURP process, but Community Board 6 voted against that. The retail building will measure 2,000 square feet in total, and the park will also undergo a renovation with upgrades.
Back in July of 2014, YIMBY reported on the first filings for a new development coming to 150 East 23rd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, in Gramercy. The 19-story project is being designed by ODA Architecture, and we now have the reveal for the building, which is being developed by Kent Chang of LKH 23rd LLC.
YIMBY brought you news in December of 2013 regarding Monadnock’s planned nine-story, 55-unit residential building at 335 East 27th Street, in Kips Bay. Now, Curbed reports the first of 66 modules has been lifted into place. Construction will last through the summer, and completion is expected in October or November. nARCHITECTS is designing, and 22 units are being set aside as affordable.
A tipster sent along the first rendering for 237 East 34th Street, which is about to give rise to a predominantly residential building. The site’s former occupant was a lecture hall used by Yeshiva University, and…