150 W. 83 Street (Redeemer Presbyterian Church)

Address: West 83rd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues
Block:
1213
Lot:
54
Landmark Status:
No
Current Status:

Contact:

Brian Stanton
Director of Finance and Operations
Redeemer Presbyterian Church
1359 Broadway – Suite 400
New York, NY 10018
(917) 206-1403

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Summary of site plans and status

UPDATE: 8/10/09

Redeemer Presbyterian Church has purchased the property at 150 W. 83 Street, currently an  underground parking garage, from Central Parking Systems.  The church plans to construct a new Worship and Community Center at this location.  Redeemer’s contractor, Sciame Construction, has erected a sidewalk bridge in front of the property and will soon  begin construction starting with brick restoration on the building’s facade.  Central Parking, the current occupant, will vacate the space on or before August 31, 2009.  Members of the Church have already held meetings with members of the community and will make a presentation to Community Board 7 if necessary.

Gertler and Wente Architects are designing the structure to fit in aesthetically with the surrounding residential brownstones.  The new building, which will be Redeemer’s first permanent location, will include a sanctuary, classrooms, a fellowship hall and a “third space” that will be used for community outreach.

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43-45 W. 86 Street (Chabad)

Address: 43-45 W. 86 Street Between Columbus and Central Park West
Block:
1200
Lot:
10
Landmark Status:
Yes
Current Status:

Contact:

Chabad of the West Side
101 West 92nd Street,
New York, NY 10025
212-864-5010

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Summary of Site Plans and Status

UPDATE: 8/10/09

Chabad of the West Side Synagogue and Pre-School seeks to renovate and reconfigure two existing residential brownstones to house a Jewish day school.  The brownstones, which are located in a landmark district, are still occupied by some tenants despite the fact that they have received eviction notices.  Chabad’s plans call for demolition of the buildings’ interiors and expansion into the rear-yard area.  The facdes of the buildings would be maintained.  Community Board 7 voted down Chabad’s plans to alter the buildings on June 2, 2009.

57 Street and 11th Avenue (Avalon Bay)

Address: 57th St. at 11th Ave.
Block:
N/A
Lot:
N/A
Landmark Status:
No
Current Status:

Contact:

Fred Harris
Senior Vice President – Development
Avalon Bay Communities
275 7th Avenue, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 370-9269

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Summary of Site Plans and Status

UPDATE: 8/10/09

On December 10, 2008, rental developers Avalon Bay Communities presented preliminary plans for this site to Community Board 4.  Avalon Bay seeks to purchase this site from Bay Ridge Automotive Group to build a 44-story residential building.  The plans call for about 700 apartments, 20% of which would be affordable under the state’s 80/20 program.  The apartments would sit atop four stories of automotive showrooms and other commercial establishments.  There would be a total of about 50,000 square feet of retail space, possibly including a supermarket.  Bay Ridge’s 23 New York City operations would be consolidated at the site.  The plan is still in its early stages.

721 Amsterdam Avenue (The Axton)

Address: 721 Amsterdam Ave.
Block:
1226
Lot:
1
Landmark Status:
No
Current Status:

Contact:

Mark A. Levine
Herrick Feinstein LLP
Land Use and Zoning
(212) 592-1456

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Summary of plans and status

UPDATE 8/10/09

The Axton is a former Mitchell-Lama rental building located on Amsterdam Avenue at 95th Street.  Herrick Feinstein, LLP seeks approval for a two story enlargement for the base of the building which would include commercial space and a community facility.  The developers seek a modification of the West Side Urban Renewal Large Scale Residential Development Plan to allow for the plan to go forward.  The application for this modification is currently under review by the Department of City Planning.