40-story Condo Replacing Madison Avenue Baptist Church Parish House
Saturday, March 7, 2015
The historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church parish house at 30 East 31st Street will be torn down to make way for a 40-story condominium building developed by Ekstein Development Group, according to property records filed with the city in February.
Certes Partners purchased the site for $15.5 million last June. Ekstein Development Group’s Erik Ekstein, in partnership with Pinnacle Real Estate, is planning to develop a $90 million condo building on the property.
The new building will be 71,500 square feet and contain 38 units. 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.
Ekstein filed permits to tear down the seven-story parish on the site in September.