The proposed project, planned at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and East 83rd Street, would consist of a 272-foot-tall building featuring 106 apartments and commercial space, according to city records. Plans call for a portion of the housing to be set aside for rent by lower-income households.
Patch reports that the owner of the property is listed as Hersel Torkian of the Torkian Group, a company with numerous projects planned for Midtown and Lower Manhattan.
SLCE Architects, which is also behind a proposed 23-story micro-unit apartment tower on the Upper West Side, is designing the Second Avenue development.
The new construction would replace a collection of small residential and commercial buildings dating to the early 20th century.
- Upper East Side (Urbanize NYC)