A new office building designed by Morris Adjmi Architects could soon rise at 430 West Broadway, in SoHo, pending approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The design and development team will present the proposed renovation and expansion project to the LPC later today.
The existing structure is a 3-story commercial retail building originally constructed in 1987, then renovated in 1997.
New permits detail a vertical enlargement of 56 feet or four occupiable floors. If accepted by the LPC, the new structure will stand 98-feet-tall, or seven stories plus a rooftop level for mechanical components. Interior area will increase by 22,000 square feet, for a total 38,465 square feet of commercial office and community facility space. The building could also contain retail areas on the ground floor and one sub-grade level.
Located in the heart of SoHo’s historic Cast-Iron District, 430 West Broadway is one of nearly 500 buildings in a section of Lower Manhattan dominated by distinct cast-iron facades. Dating back to the late 19th century, the use cast-iron became increasingly popular in the neighborhood due to the material’s relatively low cost compared to granite or marble.
New renderings of the proposed project reveal a demure, San Anselmo brick facade punctuated by large, metal framed windows meant to evoke the historic glass-windowed sidewalks seen throughout SoHo and TriBeCa neighborhoods. Ground-floor retail areas will also see glass storefront bays encased in aluminum.