APPROVED on 07/12/2011
Greenwich Village Historic District
Between Charles & West 10th Streets
A vernacular building built in 1858. Application is to construct a roof railing, deck, pergola, and skylight.
***Please note that this is one of two separate applications being filed simultaneously for work at 527 Hudson Street. The other application is for work on the facade.
Status as of July 12th, 2011: LATEST NEWS
At Landmarks Preservation Commission’s public hearing on July 12th, the Commission voted to approve the application with modifications. They asked that the applicant work with Commission staff to reduce the height of the proposed monitor (which is currently proposed to sit on top of the bulkhead), set the railing further back from the edge of the building, and lower the solar panels to make them less visible from the street.
Status as of July 5th, 2011:
The applicant appeared again before the Community Board 2 Landmarks & Public Aesthetics Committee on July 5th to show a revised version of the proposal that was originally presented on May 31st. This revised proposal will be heard at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on July 12th.
According to the applicant, the following changes were made to the original proposal:
1. Guardrails: Our guardrail is made with x-tend mesh. We have changed to a smaller post and railing size and changed the finish of the posts from corten steel to galvanized. Originally, we had posts that were 2′ dia. The new posts are bar shaped and only 1/2′ wide and the new railing is reduced from 2′ to 1′. The NE corner post which has some visibility to the North/East is rotated 45 degrees so that the narrow (1/2′) side faces these vantage points. These views are from a minimum of 75′. Additionally we moved the front of the railing back from the face of the building by one foot in the front (on Hudson Street) so the railing will not be visible directly in front of the building. All of these changes are intended to reduce the visibility of the 42′ h guardrails on the roof.
2. Solar Trellis
We removed one row of solar panels on the west, setting the array back by 3‚Ä≤.
Photos of the revised proposal: