CB2 hearing: 02/16/2021
LPC hearing: 03/09/2021 – no action
LPC meeting: 04/13/2021 – no action
LPB meeting: 05/11/2021 – Approved
Greenwich Village Historic District
Between West 8th Street and West 9th Street
—- APPLICATION INFORMATION —-
1) From the CB2 agenda: Application is to demolish the existing converted apartment building and to construct a new 19-story apartment building.
3) View CB2 Resolution: Available in PDF.
4) View the video: A curated list of LPC videos of these presentations from March 2014 onward can be found on our YouTube page. To view the video from 05/11/2021, click HERE. 04/13/2021, click HERE; and 03/09/2021, click HERE. Please note that the LPC posts these videos about a week after the presentation. Videos include the applicant’s presentation, public testimony (for hearings only), and deliberation by the LPC commissioners.
5) LPC designation report: Available in PDF.
6) Receive updates by email: Please click here if you would like Village Preservation to email you when there are updates to the status of this application.
—- STATUS OF THIS APPLICATION —-
This section provides updates if there are changes to the hearing dates listed above, which includes instances when an application has been laid over (aka postponed). If applicable, LPC public meeting dates for this application will also be tracked here. Please note that public testimony is taken at public hearings, but not at public meetings.
Please note: All LPC public hearings and public meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th floor north, public hearing room (unless otherwise noted).
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05/11/2021: At today’s LPC public meeting, this application was approved. Six Commissioners voted in favor of the demolition of the existing 1848 townhouses and in favor of the revised design for the new building including Chair Carroll, Commissioners Bland, Chen, Jefferson, Lutfi, and Holford-Smith. Five Commissioners voted against the demolition permit including Commissioners Shamir-Baron, Chapin, Devonshire, Goldblum, and Gustafsson.
04/13/2021: At today’s LPC public meeting, the Commission took no action on this item. While the majority of the Commissioners still expressed that they could allow demolition of the 1848 row houses, there were some who still were against it and one who was still undecided. Regarding the new building design, many felt that it still needed to be reduced further in height.
03/09/2021: At today’s LPC public hearing, the Commission took no action on this item. The application will be re-presented at a future public meeting. At today’s hearing, more Commissioners expressed comfort with demolition than with opposition. Several said they did not believe that anyone of any significance lived here for any significant period of time or did anything significant while here, though our and others’ testimony and documentation proved otherwise. And while almost all Commissioners expressed the belief that the proposed new building was too tall, some thought the height was fine, and several indicated only minor changes in the height would be needed to satisfy them