MURRAY HILL — A developer is planning to demolish four adjacent residential buildings on East 33rd Street without revealing what he has in store for the properties.
Michael Heletz, of Excel Development Group, filed plans with the city on Tuesday to demolish 339, 341, and 343 E. 33rd Sts. — all four-story walkups near the corner of First Avenue, according to Department of Buildings records.
Heletz began putting the parcel together in September 2015, when he paid $5.9 million for the building at 343 E. 33rd St. He bought up the rest in March of this year, dropping $9.2 million for 339 and 341 E. 33rd Sts., according to property records.
The building at 345 E. 33rd St. is owned by a limited liability corporation with no immediately apparent connection to Heletz, but the demolition plan filed with the DOB Tuesday is signed by the developer.
The four buildings combined contain 41 units, according to the plans. It was not immediately clear if any or all of the units are currently occupied.
Heletz declined to comment on his plans for the property when reached by telephone on Wednesday.
Heletz' portfolio includes Vernon Tower, a 79-unit apartment building in Long Island City, and a handful of townhomes on Kosciuszko Street between Throop and Tompkins avenues in Bedford-Stuyvesant.