APPROVED with modifications 08/11/2020

CB4 hearing: 02/18/2020
CB4 hearing: 03/16/2020 (continuation) – CANCELLED
LPC hearing: 04/07/2020 – laid over
CB4 hearing: 4/20/2020 (continuation)
LPC hearing: 06/02/2020
LPC meeting: 08/11/2020

Gansevoort Market Historic District
At the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and West 14th Street

— APPLICATION INFORMATION —

1) From the CB4 agenda: Application to fully restore the exterior of the existing buildings and construction of a new nine-story commercial office in-fill behind the restored buildings and attached to them.

2) View the Application: Revised application 08/11/2020: Available in PDF; Expanded presentation presented at LPC Available in PDF; presented at CB4 Available in PDF.

3) View CB4 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 06/02/2020, click HERE and to view the video from 08/11/2020, 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: Read this property’s architectural/historical description.

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— 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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08/11/2020: At today’s LPC public meeting, the revised application was approved with modifications. On the new building, the applicant is to extend the balcony at the top floor on the Ninth Avenue façade around to the 14th Street façade; work with staff to reset the rhythm and materiality of the storefront to make it less homogenous; limit the solar panels to only the roof of the old building which fronts 14th Street; and work with staff on refining the design for the row house balconies and cornice. Commissioner Goldblum and Commissioner Gustafsson voted against this approval.

06/02/2020: At today’s LPC public hearing, no action was taken. The commissioners unanimously had issues with the positioning, materiality and scale of the proposed addition. As well, they felt that the restoration efforts of the 1840s row houses should include the retention of a significant more of the historic material than proposed, including the rear and party walls, and that the storefront plan needed to be re-thought to create more articulation between the buildings. Most also called for the placement of the solar panel in a different location than on the historic structures.