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Extell Planning 25-Story Condo at Former Synagogue Site

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Extell and Megalith Capital Management have been developing an Upper West Side development, to rise on the site of a former synagogue on West 66th Street, for over a year now, but the plans are finally moving forward: the developers filed permits for the project this week, the Real Deal reports.

The plans call for a mixed-use development, which will be split between residential, retail, and a new synagogue. The residential component will have 160 condos, housed in a 25-story tower. The synagogue, meanwhile, will occupy two floors (covering 18,000 square feet), and there will be 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The development will sit on several parcels of land: Extell snapped up the synagogue's home at 44 West 66th Street last year, and Megalith contributed a three-building parcel on the same block. Together, the finished project is anticipated to have around 300,000 square foot of space.

This isn't the only forthcoming to synagogue-to-condo conversion in the neighborhood: Just a few blocks away, SJP Development has plans in place to build a 55-story condo tower, which neighborhood residents are, predictably, vehemently against.
· Extell, Megalith file plans for 25-story Lincoln Square condo [TRD]
· Extell, Megalith to Replace UWS Synagogue With Condo Tower [Curbed]
· All Extell coverage [Curbed]
· Losing Our Religion archives [Curbed]