APPROVED on 12/08/2009

Gansevoort Market Historic District
Between Little West 12th & West 13th Streets

A row of four Greek Revival style rowhouses, built circa 1844-1846 and altered in the 1880’s and 1920’s. Application is to construct a rooftop addition, alter a canopy,and install new storefront infill and signage.

This application is closed.  Application approved on December 8, 2009.

A public hearing on this application was held at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on November 10th, 2009. On that day, the LPC took no vote, but asked that the applicant return at a later date with a revised proposal.

On December 8, 2009, the applicant returned to the Commission with a revised proposal, which the Commission approved.

After reviewing the proposal at the initial public hearing on November 10, 2009, the Commission asked that the proposed rooftop additions be made less visible (though not necessarily hidden) and that the applicant look into the possibility of exposing the corner cast-iron column (which was currently hidden). Some Commissioners also mentioned that the proposed glass railings made the rooftop additions look too flashy, and that the railings and additions should be made of more industrial, less transparent materials so they would look more like rooftop mechanicals and less like glassy penthouses.

On December 8, 2009, the applicant returned to the Commission with a revised proposal, which the Commission approved. The applicant had made the following changes to the initial proposal:

  • the rooftop additions at 21-25 Ninth were lowered one foot and set back two feet
  • the southernmost stair bulkhead was eliminated
  • the design of the railing on the upper roof was simplified
  • the ‘chimney’ elements were set back from the front edge of the roof 4″ 6″ and the railing was set back 5″
  • the ground-floor, corner cast-iron column at 27 Ninth is now exposed
  • the storefronts at 21-25 Ninth now have vertical corten mullions and transom bars
  • The proposal for a painted sign was withdrawn

The photos below are for the initial proposal, presented to the Commission on November 10, 2009 (scroll to the bottom for a photo of the revised, approved proposal):

2003 Designation Report, published by the Landmarks Preservation Commission when they designated the Gansevoort Market Historic District

Proposed Conditions

Proposed Conditions

Proposed East Facade

Proposed North Facade

Proposed East Elevation

Proposed Storefront

ca. 1940 Tax photos – 27 Ninth Avenue

The following photos compare the original proposal (November 10, 2009) to the approved, revised proposal (December 8, 2009):

Original proposal (11.10.09)

Approved proposal (12.8.09)