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Land Lease Site: Meltzer Tower


Max Meltzer Tower on Manhattan's Lower East Side is a 20-story building exclusively for seniors with 230 apartments housing an estimated 246 residents.

Meltzer Tower has a $10.5 million unmet need for capital building improvements over the next 5 years.

Meltzer TowerProposed Development on Land Lease Site(s)

East 1st Street Site

  • Site Area: 13,000 SF (Approximate)
  • New Construction: 121,500 SF of Residential Floor Area (Approximate)
  • 18,500 SF of Commercial Floor Area (Approximate)
  • 97 New Apartments*

Current Uses on Land Lease Site(s)

  • Landscaped Seating Area

Benefits for Meltzer Tower Residents

  • Redesigned Central Plaza with resident participation
  • Preference for new low-income apartments
  • Emergency power generation for critical building systems
  • Temporary and permanent job opportunities
  • Enhanced security for development

Submit Your Comment on NYCHA's Land Lease Plan

*Figures for proposed floor area and residential units are estimates only and are subject to revision.

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