APPROVED with modifications 10/20/2020
CB2 hearing: 04/22/2020
LPC hearing: 09/15/2020 – no action
LPC meeting: 10/20/2020
Greenwich Village Historic District
Between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street
—- APPLICATION INFORMATION —-
1) From the CB2 agenda: Application is to renovate a previously-subdivided two-family townhouse into a single-family townhouse, restore masonry facades and double-hung windows, excavate in cellar and side-yard, and construct additions to side-yard and roof.
3) View the CB2 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 09/15/2020, click HERE and to view the video from 10/20/2020, 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 —-
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10/20/2002: At today’s LPC public meeting, the revised application was approved with the modification that the proposed stucco at the side of the rooftop addition be replaced with a metal seem cladding in the same color and that the addition be better articulated. All voted in favor except Commissioner Bland.
09/15/2020: At today’s LPC public hearing, no action was taken and the applicant was asked to revise the application and re-present it at a future public meeting. The Commissioners’ comments were as follows:
Side Addition: Commissioner Chapin and Commissioner Devonshire said the materials of the side addition were not appropriate. Commissioner Devonshire emphasized that the addition should replicate the historic garage structure as closely as possible. Commissioner Goldblum argued that the addition should be lowered to the height of the fence and set back to allow greater visibility of the bay window. Commissioner Holford-Smith also urged lowering the addition and exploring other materials. Commissioner Bland supported the side addition, commenting that wood might be more appropriate material. Commissioner Lutfy, Commissioner Jefferson, and Commissioner Shamir-Baron had no issue with the addition.
Rooftop Addition: Commissioner Chapin, Commissioner Devonshire, Commissioner Bland, and Commissioner Holford-Smith felt that the addition should reference similar skylight additions in the Village and that the stair bulkhead was too visible and could be better incorporated. Commissioner Goldblum agreed that the applicant should explore the angle, historic reference, and fenestration of the skylight and that this was the most problematic part of the application. Commissioner Lutfy agreed that the bulkhead had to move and suggested that the sides of the addition not be transparent. Commissioner Jefferson urged a diminishment of the rooftop addition. Commissioner Shamir-Baron argued that the rooftop addition mimicked the existing top of the building in an interesting way, and supported approval.