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30-story tower will sprout on Upper East Side's Second Avenue

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Icon Realty Management has filed for a 30-story apartment tower on East 80th Street

Developer Icon Realty has filed plans for a 30-story tower on an Upper East Side block it began snatching up property on years ago. The Real Deal spotted plans for a 208,500-square-foot building on the corner of East 80th Street and Second Avenue. The residential building will take the address 301 East 80th Street, with an alternate address of 1538 Second Avenue.

According to plans filed with the Department of Buildings, the tower will have 63 apartments and amenities including a basketball court, gym, yoga studio, game room, and lounge. Floors 28 and 29 will each have one full-floor apartment, and the building’s whole ground floor covering just shy of 9,000 square feet will be devoted to commercial space. At this time it’s unclear whether the building will be rentals or condos.

Icon filed plans to demolish a four-story rental building at the site last year, and while they’ve been moving forward with this project, their plans for a site just north on Second Avenue are now being reworked. In 2014, Icon filed permits for a 43,832-square-foot, 14-story prewar-style apartment tower for the northeast corner of Second Avenue and 81st Street at 301 East 81st Street. TRD says those plans have since been withdrawn and sources say Icon is reworking them before filing for a building over twice as large with 28 apartments.

Issac & Stern, once on board to design the prewar-style tower, have reportedly been swapped out for Studio Soffield, who TRD says will design both projects. SLCE will serve as the architect of record.