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Developer plans condos above Hell’s Kitchen post office

January 24, 2014 01:35PM

Upper West Side-based developer OasesRE wants to build 45 condominium units on top of a post office in Hell’s Kitchen.

The three-story building at 320-322 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, would gain an extra two floors for the project, which the developer has dubbed Radio City Lofts. The residential component would cover 42,500 square feet, while the post office would continue to operate down below.

OasesRE hired Little Italy-based architects Architecture Outfit and Financial District-based Gary H. Silver Architects to handle design, according to BuzzBuzzHome. The developer is also seeking air rights, but it was not immediately clear from whom.

Elsewhere in Hell’s Kitchen, the Clinton Housing Development Corporation, along with developers Taconic Investment Partners and Ritterman Capital, are planning 210 units of affordable housing along West 52nd and West 53rd streets from 10th to 11th avenues, as previously reported. [BuzzBuzzHome]Mark Maurer

  • Sol Goldman

    What allows him to do this if its federal property? Does he have an in?

  • Slightly educated guess

    Post Offices are usually leased. I read somewhere that the Post Office prefers a private developer construct a purpose-built structure for them to lease. Not sure how often that’s the case, but it could explain why we seem to have a bazillion all-different-looking-but-all-hideous post offices (aside from historic, pre-war ones).