Hines and Welltower, on April 29, were issued a temporary certificate of occupancy for construction of a 151-unit, 110,653-square-foot senior assisted living center at 139 East 56th Street in Plaza District known as Sunrise at E. 65th.
The plans, pre-filed on March 2, 2017, call for the construction of a 218-foot tall, 17-story, building.
The project is described in the filings as: application filed herewith for construction of a new building (17-story senior assisted living center).
The Hines website describes it as a 15-story building with 129,846 square feet.
The ground floor of the building has retail space, according to the plans. The retail space is joined on the ground floor by a residential lobby and outdoor plaza. The cellar of the building is made up of storage space for the retail store and a staff lounge and office area. The second floor consists of offices, a kitchen, and dining area. Dwelling units start on the third floor, with nine units as well as an exercise room, salon, art studio, massage room, office space, and exam room. Floors four through six and eight through nine each have 12 dwelling units. Floors 7, 10, 12, 13-14, and 15 each have 11 dwelling units. While floors 11 and 16 have nine units and six units, respectively. Each floor with dwelling units contains assisted living residence while almost all contain some form of lounge or terrace.
The joint venture is Manhattan’s first senior-living and memory care community, according to an article by City Realty. The developer duo saw a need not only for senior housing that offers assisted-living services and care for dementia-related conditions, but also to have it in location where residents can remain close to family and some of New York’s top health care providers.
The parcels that make up the living community building were purchased for $115 million.
The architect behind the project is SLCE architects, who designed the building to reflect NYC apartment living, was inspired by classic Park Avenue apartment hoses, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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