CB2 hearing: 09/14/2021

LPC Public Hearing: 10/19/2021

LPC Public Meeting: 11/23/2021

Sullivan-Thompson Historic District
At the Corner of Spring Street and Thompson Street

—- APPLICATION INFORMATION —-

1) From the CB2 agenda: Application is to demolish a significantly altered two-story commercial building and construct a new building at 182 & 186 Spring St., and a portion of the rear of 185 Spring St.

2) View the application: 11/23/2021: Available in PDF; 10/19/2021: Available in PDF; 9/14/2021: Available in PDF.

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; page 91.

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:
September 14, 2021 at 6:30pm via Zoom
Please register at the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0LuIdbQ7RJGZNwgpIErjEg

As this information is subject to change, please visit the community board’s website for the latest available agenda. This application is scheduled to be shown publicly for the first time at CB2’s Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee public hearing. Public attendance via webinar and comments are welcome (note: this will be the first opportunity for the public to comment on this application). There is no time limit per se for testimony unless there are a number of people who are in attendance. To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, click HERE.

2) Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) virtual public hearing:
October 19, 2021
Join Zoom by 9:45am
Application presented 10:45am – 11:45am
Registration information to come: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/hearings/hearings.page

  • For instructions on how to participate in virtual LPC public hearings and meetings, click HERE and click HERE for the video tutorial.
  • Sign up to speak HERE
  • The Livestream of the hearing will be on YouTube and is available HERE
  • Join the meeting on Zoom to testify when the item is announced HERE. (There is a three-minute time limit for testimony).
  • To submit written testimony of any length in advance of the hearing, send it to testimony@lpc.nyc.gov by 12:00 noon on the Monday before the hearing.

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.

3) Landmarks Preservation Commission public meeting:
11/23/2021 at 9:30am via Zoom and YouTube
See instructions for participating in virtual public hearings and meetings here

On the Friday afternoon before the meeting, please click the agenda link on the LPC website for the approximate meeting time (the LPC recommends that you arrive to the virtual meeting 60 minutes prior). The Livestream of the meeting will be on YouTube and is available HERE.  Note that items can sometimes be postponed (laid over) to a future date. Public attendance is welcome but public testimony is not. You can submit your comments to the LPC via email regarding the revised application to testimony@lpc.nyc.gov and please do so no later than noon on the Monday before the public meeting.  Following the meeting, 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 Public Meeting, November 23, 2021:
Unanimous approval with the stipulation that the applicant work with staff to further set back the penthouse from the Spring Street facade and to rework the design of the corner column and windows.

Landmarks Preservation Commission Public Hearing, October 19, 2021:
CB2 recommends denial, 72 public letters opposed.
No action.

CB2 Manhattan resolution recommends:
A. Approval of the demolition of the existing building; and
B. Denial of proposed building with numerous details outlined in the whereas clauses above which give the building the appearance of an insensitively altered historic building of no particular interest or historical reference; and
C. That the applicant reconsider details of the design and present a revised application for review by CB2 prior to a hearing before the Landmarks Commission.
Vote: Unanimous, with 42 Board members in favor.

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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