New Upper East Side Condominium Tower Passes Zoning Laws, Once Again

Back in May, developer DDG was told to stop construction on one of the tallest towers in the Upper East Side, at 180 East 88th Street due to zoning law issues.

The city’s Department of Buildings found the developer had created a four-foot lot on East 88th to avoid the existing zoning laws, but then proceeded to construct a taller building than would be actually be allowed. Instead of the developer backing off as many had expected, they proposed extending the four-foot lot to 10 feet–to which the city agreed with as the new plan.

Today, construction on the project had commenced once again. Despite angered locals, DDG is determined to continue with the condominium tower on the 10-by-22-foot lot, bringing in more luxury to the Upper East Side. The building is now back on track for completion in 2018.