Two weeks ago, the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 11 of its 12 calendared properties in Midtown East as city landmarks, part of its Greater East Midtown Initiative. On Tuesday, the twelfth site received its designation, as the LPC declared the former Citicorp Center, now known as 601 Lexington Avenue, a city landmark.
In September, the Landmarks Preservation Commission put the Morningside Heights Historic District on its calendar. The next step, a public hearing, was held on Tuesday, and dozens showed up. While there was some opposition, most who spoke rose to support designation of the proposed district.
Façade installation is wrapping up on the 12-story, 33-unit mixed-use building under development at 100 Barrow Street, located on the corner of Greenwich Street in the West Village. Progress can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic. The latest building permits indicate the project encompasses 82,638 square feet and stands 121 feet to its roof, not including mechanical elements. The residential units, condominiums, will spread across the ground through 12th floors, averaging 2,209 square feet apiece. Toll Brothers City Living, in partnership with Church of St. Luke in the Fields, is the developer and Barry Rice Architects is behind the design. The project is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District and is protected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Occupancy of 100 Barrow can probably be expected in early 2017.
A nearly century-old garage in the West Village could almost double in size, but the Landmarks Preservation Commission first needs to approve it. Before that can happen, the proposed expansion of 771 Washington Street will need to be refined, the commission said last Tuesday.
Pearl Paint, an icon at the northern edge of TriBeCa, closed over two years ago, pushed out because the rent was too high. The larger of its buildings, at 304-306 Canal Street, is already under redevelopment. Now, the Landmarks Preservation Commission is overseeing the redevelopment of 308-310 Canal Street. The agency held a public hearing on it last Tuesday, but no approval was granted.