On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held public hearings on six proposed designations. One was for a complex in East New York, Brooklyn and the latter five were for properties in Midtown East.
Adrian Devenyi, doing business as an anonymous Long Island-based LLC, has filed applications for a four-story, single-family townhouse at 311 Vanderbilt Avenue, in Clinton Hill. The structure will measure 8,975 square feet, of which 5,618 square feet will be utilized as livable residential space. The townhouse will include a fitness center, a laundry room, and storage space in the cellar, followed by a single-car garage on the ground floor. Residential space will fill the rest of the ground floor and the second through fourth floors. The structure will be topped by a roof terrace and solar panel equipment. Brooklyn-based Ramona Albert Architecture is the architect of record. The 15-foot-wide, 2,730-square-foot block-thru lot is vacant on the Vanderbilt Avenue side, but occupied by a three-story townhouse on the other side at 312 Clinton Avenue. The property sits within the Clinton Hill Historic District, which means the Landmarks Preservation Commission must approve the new building’s design.
In 2006, a doctor involved in a bitter divorce destroyed his four-story townhouse on the Upper East Side. The explosion also killed the doctor, earning him the nickname “Dr. Boom.” Now, there is a new approved proposal for what will fill the vacant lot.
On Tuesday, a proposal for a 10-story office building, to be located at 363 Lafayette Street, went before the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The commissioners could not agree on the appropriateness of the design and did…
Brooklyn-based Candor Capital has filed applications for a four-story, four-unit residential building at 476 Washington Avenue, in southern Clinton Hill. The structure will measure 6,533 square feet and its full-floor residential units should average 1,250 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are in the works. The bottom unit will feature additional space in the cellar, while the top one will boast a roof deck. Boaz Golani’s Brooklyn-based Beam Group is the architect of record. The 25-foot-wide, 2,500-square-foot lot is currently occupied by a dilapidated three-story townhouse that has been neglected for over a decade. Demolition permits haven’t yet been filed. Since the site is located within the Clinton Hill Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission will have to approve both the demolition of the existing structure and the design of the new one. The Clinton-Washington Avenues stop on the A/C trains is two blocks away.