An Upper East Side site formerly occupied by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church is being developed into a Peter Poon-designed condominium building. Unfortunately, the developer, Yeung Real Estate Development, which bought the property for $7 million in 2012, really dropped the ball by calling the project by its boring old address, 337 East 62nd Street, instead of Our Lady of Perpetual Condos, which would be a great name.
According to 2012 permits filed with the Department of Buildings, the currently-under-construction building will rise to seven stories and contain 22 units. It will use every single one of its 27,323 allowable square feet, averaging out to 1,242 square feet per unit. Although pricing has yet to be released, Corcoran, who is handling the marketing, has a page dedicated to the development that lists the amenities as "24 hour doorman/concierge, a fabulous landscaped common roof deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and shower, as well as a bike room and storage." It also reveals the rendering on the right.
UPDATE: The condos are not actually replacing the church itself, but a convent associated with the church.
· New UES condos ascending from former church property at 337 East 62nd Street [BuzzBuzz]
· 337 East 62nd [Corcoran]
· Losing Our Religion [Curbed]