What's Happening at 96th Street and CPW? Part II

Posted February 28th, 2018 by Richard Pretsfelder, Sophie Smadbeck

A few months ago, I told you what was happening at 96th Street and Central Park West. Since then, a lot has changed for the projects I covered.

The First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 361 Central Park West represented one of the more controversial development plans on the Upper West Side. In 2014, it was purchased by an investor who hoped to turn the landmarked property into apartments. In May 2015, the Upper West Side community board’s land use committee overturned the approval for the apartment plan. In December, the property sold once again for $45 Million to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Andrew Ackerman, the museum’s Executive Director, said that the museum had been looking to relocate to a larger space from its current spot on 83rd Street.

15-19 West 96th Street was slated to be replaced by a 22-floor apartment building developed by Sackman Enterprises. Now, the three townhouses that remained at the site have been torn down, and the development site is on the market for $45 million.

360 Central Park West, which was converted to condos from a rental building, has sold several of its units, with three units currently available, according to their website.

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