UPDATED, 5:30 p.m., March 25: Sam Chang plans to build a 13-story hotel in the Flatiron District, according to permits filed with the city today.
The 140-foot-tall structure would rise on the site of a parking lot at 111 East 24th Street, between Park South and Lexington Avenue, according to New York YIMBY. Chang, who runs Great Neck-based McSam Hotel Group, wants to build a roughly 38,400-square-foot hotel with 120 rooms. Plans call for 10 rooms apiece on floors two through 13.
Gene Kaufman, a regular Chang collaborator, is serving as the architect of record. Champion Parking now leases the parking lot.
Chang acquired the 99-year triple-net lease on the property at an annual rent of $900,000 in November. [NY YIMBY] — Mark Maurer