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New Center for Medical Offices and Classrooms Slated for Former Church Site

By Shaye Weaver | September 18, 2015 2:49pm
 A rendering of what the new facility would look like.
A rendering of what the new facility would look like.
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UPPER EAST SIDE — A new state-of-the-art community center for medical offices, classrooms and housing for doctors is coming to East 61st Street, according to the developer.

Maddd Equities is planning to knock down a six-story building at 328 E. 62nd St., between First and Second avenues, and build a new seven-story, 70,000-square-foot building in its place. It also plans to build a second building behind it on a vacant lot at 321 E. 61st St., which will connect to the first.

The empty lot for the second building was once home to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, which was razed in 1998, after the New York Archdiocese closed it due to dwindling membership, according to a New York Times article. Only its rectory building remains on 62nd Street.

The church sold the property to YYY 62nd Street LLC in February for $21 million, according to city records.

Plans for the new facility were filed with the city's Department of Buildings on Sept. 16, and lists Karl Fischer Architect as the designer.

Justin DiMare, the broker representing Maddd Equities, declined to comment on Friday.