The scaffolding and construction netting is now in place at the former Sigmund Schwartz Gramercy Park Chapel on Second Avenue between 10th Street and Ninth Street.
As Off the Grid first reported last summer, there are plans on file to "Remodel the existing three story building and add 3 stories on top."
According to the DOB, city officials have approved those plans on Jan. 10. Here's the DOB language:
REMODEL EXISTING THREE STORY BUILDING AND ADD 3 STORIES ON TOP OF EXISTING BUILDING. SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS TO BE CONVERTED TO RESIDENTIAL ONLY. FIRST FLOOR TO BE USED AS A COMMERCIAL USE.
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Previously on EV Grieve:
Former funeral home looks to double in size with help from 'the controversial penthouse king of the East Village'