Excavation is underway at 300 East 83rd Street, the site of a 22-story residential building in the Yorkville section of the Upper East Side. Designed by SLCE Architects and developed by Lalezarian Group, the 235-foot-tall structure will yield 84,266 square feet with 70 units, as well as a cellar and ground-floor retail space. The homes will average 1,203 square feet apiece, likely indicating condominiums. Hudson 37 LLC is the general contractor for the property, which is located at the corner of East 83rd Street and Second Avenue.
Recent photos show excavators at work behind the wrap-around wooden fencing. Crews have just begun to unearth the plot, and downward progress should continue over the coming weeks followed by the start of foundation work.
The rendering in the main photo shows the façade composed of light-colored stone paneling surrounding a tight grid of floor-to-ceiling windows with gray spandrels. The massing features several setbacks lined with cornices around the midpoint and upper levels. The tower culminates in a stepped crown clad in pleated paneling. It appears that the main residential entrance will be tucked along the northeastern corner along East 83rd Street, while the retail frontage will line Third Avenue.
The site is directly across from the subway entrance to 86th Street Q train station. Also nearby are the 4, 5, and 6 trains at the 86th Street station.
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