The plan from Allan Garage (a subsidiary of investment research and brokerage Gordon Haskett & Co.) to convert its 152 East 87th Street from a 515-space garage to a 150-space garage with 60 condominium units on top has been approved by the Board of Standards and Appeals, and there's also an initial rendering, via the Daily News. Those 60 units represent a significant decrease from the original permits, which called for 95 apartments. However, the height—19 stories—has remained the same. The parking in the new building will occupy a below-grade level and the first three floors, while the condos will make up the upper 16.
The development is part of a growing trend in the city where parking lots, garages, and gas stations are being replaced by residential development. Architect Ismael Leyva (known for a great many high-end residential developments) is designing the project. His (initial, at least) design does not appear to be particularly attractive or contextual, but so it goes.
· City approves residential conversion for Upper East Side parking garage [NYDN]
· Parking-to-Residential coverage [Curbed]
· Ismael Leyva coverage [Curbed]