LPC public meeting: 10/19/2021 at 9:30 AM – Virtual
CB2 revisions hearing: 9/20/2021 at 6:30 PM – Virtual
LPC hearing: 07/20/2021 at 1:15 PM- In-Person
CB2 hearing: 06/14/2021 at 6:30 PM- Virtual
Greenwich Village Historic District
Between West 10th Street and Christopher Street
—- APPLICATION INFORMATION —-
1) From the CB2 agenda: Application is to demolish existing 1-story commercial building and construct new 5-story mixed-use building, with cellar and attic.
3) View the video: A curated list of LPC videos of these presentations from March 2014 onward can be found on our YouTube page. 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.
4) LPC designation report: Available in PDF.
5) 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.
—- HEARING TIMES & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT —-
1) Community Board 2 public hearing:
Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:30 PM
2) Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public hearing:
July 20th, 2021 at 1:15 PM
3) Community Board 2 public hearing:
September 20, 2021 at 6:30pm
4) Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public meeting:
October 19, 2021 at 9:30 AM via Zoom
Registration information to come: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/hearings/hearings.page
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On the Friday afternoon before the hearing, the LPC schedule for the hearing date with approximate hearing time will be posted on the LPC’s website. The LPC recommends that you start watching the meeting via YouTube 60 minutes prior in the event of schedule changes. Note that items can sometimes be postponed (laid over) to a future date. Public attendance and testimony are welcome. This will most likely be the last opportunity for public comment on this application. Following the hearing, the Commission will officially vote to approve or deny the application, or ask that the applicant return at a later date with revisions.
—- 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.
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public meeting, October 19, 2021
CB2 resolution recommended denial, 2 letters of opposition from community groups (including Village Preservation) and 72 letters of opposition from the public.
Action: Approved with modifications
M.Goldblum – M.Devonshire
CB2 Manhattan September 2021 resolution recommends:
That the application be denied unless the cornice, brick, windows and the ground floor surround and infill are modified along the lines of the information detailed in the whereas clauses above to achieve a design that has historical reference, pleasing proportions and has harmony within the building itself and with the district.
Vote: Unanimous, with 42 Board members in favor.
Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) public hearing overview, July 20, 2021 – No Vote
- Commissioners did not disapprove of the demolition of the existing one-story building or the proposed building’s massing and height but were skeptical of the windows and thinking behind that design choice.
- Commissioners were concerned about the thin brick veneer as it is unknown how that material will age in comparison with actual brick of the neighboring buildings.
- The Commission suggested better use of storefront and storefront windows.
- Commissioners warned that the building was trying so hard to blend with the other buildings in the Village that it could end up sticking out more like a bad replica. They encouraged the applicant to reimagine the design in a more contemporary manner that creatively interacts with the surrounding historic buildings.
- No vote was taken. The Commission recommended that the applicant make significant changes to the design before the project is presented at the September CB2 meeting.
Starting July 20, 2021 LPC Public hearings will be held at The Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, 9th Floor North, public hearing room.
Read about the commission’s Covid-19 protocols here.
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