Developer Sackman Enterprises is planning to build a 22-story building on the site of three rowhouses on 96th street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West, The Real Deal reported.
The developers had initially planned to build a 13-story building on the site of two of the rowhouses, but have since bought the third, the website reported.
“The revised plan describes a mixed-use building that will rise 312 feet, with 45,823 square feet of residential space and 14,529 square feet of commercial.
There will be 16 residences starting on the seventh floor, above a community facility that will occupy floors two through five, and recreation space on the sixth floor. The building will house one residence per floor, along with a duplex on the top two floors. A basement-level garage is slated to hold 16 parking spots.”
Even though the new buildings would be four times as large as the current ones, the development would likely result in a net loss of apartments in the neighborhood — there are 30 rental units in the three buildings.
15 West 96th street was built in 1900, while the two others were built in 1926, according to Streeteasy. The buildings are not landmarked, and we’ve already been hearing some concern from development-watchers in the neighborhood about the destruction of the buildings.
It could be a noisy few years for neighbors, as the site is close to the Crenshaw Church, which is expected to be converted into condos once it gets city approval.