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Park Avenue church on brink of massive residential conversion

Plans call for 17 units spread over 16 floors
August 12, 2013 03:30PM

Park Avenue Christian Church will soon give way to a massive residential conversion, according to the blog BuzzBuzz Home.

The five-story structure on East 85th Street will grow by more than ten times its current size, the blog said, citing a plan exam application filed Aug. 9 with the Department of Buildings. The resulting structure will be a 16-floor building with 17 units. The identity of the developer was not immediately clear.

The church will go from a 9,546-square-foot house of worship to a sprawling 104,579-square-foot residential site. Designed by Keith Goich, the emergent digs will include building amenities such as saunas, a playroom, gym, an outdoor recreation area, and a private terrace.

Park Avenue Christian was inspired by La Sainte Chapelle in Paris and boasts, for the time being, Tiffany stained-glass windows. [BuzzBuzzHome]Julie Strickland