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Construction Commences at Citizen360 Amid Noise Complaints from Neighbors

By Shaye Weaver | October 14, 2015 2:36pm
 Citizen360, a new luxury condominium tower, will be completed by early 2017.
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YORKVILLE — Construction has started at the site of Citizen360, an 84-unit luxury condominium tower with yoga and training studios, an entertainment suite, lounges and a multimedia studio.

Earlier this year, its developer, Anbau, was under fire from neighbors for the noise it was creating while it was demolishing a series of four buildings to make way for the new tower.

The company finished up the demolition this summer and announced it had broken ground last week at the 360 E. 89th St. site. It plans to finish the 34-story building by early 2017 and begin sales this fall, according to Connor Hadley, a spokesman for the company.

The tower's one- to four-bedroom units will range from roughly 900 to 4,500 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Apartments will range in price from $1.3 million to more than $12 million depending on the size, according to Hadley.

Amenities will include a 24-hour doorman, parking, an entertainment suite with a screening room, private lounges, a multimedia studio, an art studio, a children's playroom, and a fitness center with yoga and training studios.

Anbau is planning to have new owners move in by Spring 2017.

The company chose to build in Yorkville because it is a historic neighborhood "on the cusp of transformation" as the first leg of the Second Avenue Subway nears completion, according to Stephen Glascock, Anbau's president.

In late May, neighbors were unsettled by the noise of jackhammers and construction at the site. Since then, 82 construction-related noise complaints have been filed with 311 about the site, according to city data. Roughly eight of those complaints were filed in October.

But Anbau reassured that the project has been in compliance with regulations.

"Through regular sound readings, Anbau and regulatory agencies took the steps necessary to ensure that neighborhood residents were only exposed to sound levels that are fully compliant with regulations," the company told DNAinfo in a statement. "The excavation process at 360 E. 89th St. is now complete, and we will continue our current efforts to complete project work as swiftly as possible."