Xavier Society for the Blind New details have surfaced for the residential conversion of 154 East 23rd Street in Gramercy Park.

Formerly home to Xavier Society for the Blind, the seven-story structure will become a nine-story development with 27 units, according to this plan exam application filed July 31st. There will be 1,540 square feet of commercial space on the ground level and 17,743 square feet of residential. ND Architecture is designing the conversion.

Located between Lexington and Third avenues, the project will include bike storage and a common roof terrace measuring 860 square feet.

Xavier Society for the Blind put the 15,845-square-foot building on the market for $13 million in July 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported. One of the oldest non-profit organizations in New York, Xavier Society for the Blind paid $55,000 for the property in 1948.

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