Developers have been granted full construction permits at 212 West 93rd Street, and a new condo is replacing Congregation Shaare Zedek. The 14 story mixed use building will include space for the congregation on the first three floors.
The developers had previously obtained permits to do work on the foundation, but now have the full go-ahead to start building the tower.
Back in July of 2018, the Commercial Observer reported that the congregation’s president, Michael Firestone, had partnered with a developer to receive $40 million in financing to support new construction at 212 West 93rd Street, as the congregation had been facing financial issues.
The developers of the project are Landsea Homes and Leyton Properties. They’ve hired Eran Chen of ODA New York to handle the design.
According to Shaare Zedek’s website, the congregation dates back to 1837, when it was founded by Polish immigrants.
Shaare Zedek posted this farewell notice on their website last September:
Farewell to Our Building: Celebrate Shaare Zedek’s Past & Welcome its Future
This fall, after the High Holidays, Congregation Shaare Zedek will vacate our current home on West 93rd Street while a new synagogue building is constructed. Before we go, please join us for a celebration, farewell party, and reunion.
We invite our current and former members, friends, and family to celebrate this milestone by joining us for a special program. The morning will begin with shacharit in our sanctuary, continue with remarks from past and present rabbinic and lay leaders, and conclude with brunch.
We look forward to welcoming our community of members, friends, and supporters.
Shaare Zedek is temporarily meeting at the Franciscan Community Center at 214 West 97th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam.Join our newsletter for more local real estate news: