A parking and restaurant company that owns garage properties on the north side of East 94th Street is shopping for air rights for a long run venture — but the mid-block site will need Department of Town Planning approvals if the homeowners choose to build an rental tower.
Garage Control Co. is headed by Gordon Hamm, who is additionally an investor in Kidville. Hamm, who concentrates at the garages, laughed and stated he had “no clue” what used to be planned for the site as other partners work at the traits. They didn’t go back a request for comment.
GMC also controls the restaurant-focused Marcus Samuelsson Workforce and Harlem’s Crimson Hen.
GMC owns the parking construction at 231 E. 94th St. and the adjacent vehicle frame store to its east, at No. 243, creating a lot with more than A HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE feet of frontage, and a slice of it is inside of a residential zone near 2Nd Avenue.
The south facet of the block has rental towers that include the massive Carnegie Park, however the north aspect is zoned as a lower production area that doesn’t allow apartments with out special permits.
it could actually, on the other hand, be used as-of-right for a neighborhood facility, similar to a school, a health club, or a dormitory, or for religious functions or clinical facilities.
Coincidently, No. 221 is owned by Norvin Houses, an outfit that basically makes a speciality of medical uses. Norvin didn’t return a request for remark.
GMC has already tied up air rights from the St. David’s School sports activities heart at No. 215. Realizing how long building takes in the town, that transaction has just about five years to near, dependent on Town Making Plans approvals.
to succeed in the air from No. 215, on the other hand, city regulations require an unbroken “chain” of air rights, and GMC will therefore want to purchase recent air from others on the block.
Vin Carrega of Avison Younger is representing Garage Control, sources said. He did not return a request for comment.