Park Avenue Christian long shot

UPDATE Aug. 15th: Extell Development is in contract to buy the annex site of Park Avenue Christian Church, with plans to convert that portion of the Upper East Side building into residential units, The Real Deal reported.

An Upper East Side church at 1010 Park Avenue is set to grow over ten times its size for a major residential conversion.

Located on the corner of East 85th Street, the annex site of the five-story Park Avenue Christian Church could expand to a 16-floor, 17-unit building, according to this plan exam application filed August 9th.

The house of worship, first built in 1911, is planned to go from 9,546 square feet to a whopping 104,579 square feet.

The architect is Keith Goich. The bigger building will include a swimming pool with saunas, playroom, gym, outdoor recreational terrace and a private terrace. The sanctuary, inspired by La Sainte Chapelle in Paris, is supported by a buttress and has Tiffany stained-glass windows, according to the church’s site.


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