The 1907-built parish house of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church isn't landmarked. And in 2013, the petite structure on 31st Street between Madison and Fifth avenues was marketed as a development site, so Certes Partners subsequently purchased it for $15.6 million. And did they want to preserve it? Heck, no. And beyond the imminent demolition, now we know what will replace it. First reported by The Real Deal, Ekstein Development Group and Pinnacle Real Estate are teaming up to put a 40-story condo tower on the site, which is just a hair north of the booming, new development-filled NoMad neighborhood.
Expect it to contain 38 apartments over 71,500 square feet. As per TRD:
The second through eighth floors will each hold half-floor apartments, while the ninth through 31st floors will have floor-through apartments, documents show. Floors 32 through 37 will house duplexes. The property will also include a community room, a fitness facility and a bike storage room. Morris Adjmi is the architect of record. One bright spot: with Adjmi as the architect of record, it can't look too bad. The man has a decent track record.
· 40-story condo replacing Madison Avenue Baptist Church parish house [TRD]
· The Madison Ave Baptist Church Parish House -- 30 E 31st St. [Daytonian in Manhattan]
· Condo Developers File Plans to Demolish Historic Parish House [Curbed]
· Mapping NoMad's Next Wave of Game-Changing New Projects [Curbed]
· All 30 East 31st Street coverage [Curbed]
· Losing Our Religion archive [Curbed]