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Permits Filed for Another Gene Kaufman Hotel in Midtown

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The reign of Gene Kaufman as dark lord of architectural blandness continues, with the announcement that permits have finally been filed for a planned hotel at 333 West 38th Street. News broke of the project back in January when a rendering of the 21-story, 79-room hotel was revealed.

The 79 rooms will be spread across 28,000 square feet on a 24'-wide lot, averaging out at 350 square feet each. There will be three or four rooms per floor and a roof deck topping it all out. Per the city's sky exposure plane rules, the building will step back on the sixth floor, so at least it won't completely destroy the street wall.

Optima Real Estate LLC bought the site back in 2011 for $4.6 million, demolishing a five-story tenement on the property last year. The hotel is expected to be finished by 2015, joining another Kaufman congelation right around the corner at 585 Eighth Avenue.
· Permits Filed: 333 West 38th Street [YIMBY]
· All Gene Kaufman coverage [Curbed]
· All 333 West 38th Street coverage [Curbed]