APPROVED on 01/11/2011
Greenwich Village Historic District
Between West 11th & Bank Streets
A Federal style house built in 1827-28. Application is to construct rear yard and rooftop additions, alter the rear facade and excavate the basement level.
Status as of January 11th, 2011: LATEST NEWS
The applicant presented the revised proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public meeting on January 11th. The revisions involved maintaining the original fabric on the top two floors of the rear, while keeping the lower floors steel and glass (the original proposal had been to replace the entire rear facade with steel and glass). The application was approved.
Status as of January 10th, 2011:
The applicant is scheduled to present the revised proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public meeting tomorrow, January 11th.
Status as of December 14th, 2010:
The applicant presented the proposal to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at a public hearing on December 14th. The Commissioners generally felt that all aspects of the proposal would be acceptable except for the destruction and replacement of the original rear wall. They took no vote today, but rather asked the applicant to revise the proposal for the rear so that at least a portion of the existing facade would be preserved. The application is to return to the Commission for a public meeting (date TBD) once this revision has been made.
Status as of December 6th, 2010:
At the December 6th public hearing of Community Board 2’s Landmarks and Public Aesthetics Committee, the applicant presented the proposal that will be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on December 14th. The proposal is to:
1) Demolish the existing rear facade and construct a new facade composed primarily of glass and steel
2) Lower the basement to cellar level by excavating 18′ under the building
3) Construct a rooftop bulkhead (mock-up indicates this would not be visible from the street)
Note: Restoration work is also being performed on the front facade, but this is not part of this application.
Photos of the proposal are below: