The Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog, which had been reduced from 95 items to 30 items in February, has taken another big step towards being cleared. On Tuesday, the LPC designated eight new city individual landmarks, and they span all five boroughs.
Hundreds more buildings in Brooklyn now fall under the protection of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. On Tuesday, the LPC designated the Park Slope Historic District Extension II. Any new construction or building modifications will now have to be approved by the LPC.
A commercial building in the Meatpacking District is set to get some rooftop art. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to install an art mural on the side of a bulkhead atop 875 Washington Street, located between West 13th Street and West 14th Street in the Gansevoort Market Historic District.
Back in 2014, B+B Capital and Mink Development acquired, for $19 million, the five-story, five-rental-unit building at 39 East 72nd Street, located in the Upper East Side Historic District, with plans to restore it to its former glory as a single-family townhouse. The developers have secured $30 million in financing for the project, which now is expected to include three condominiums, according to Real Estate Weekly. The 13,036-square-foot structure will be expanded by two stories, increasing the property’s square-footage to 18,412 square feet. Filings indicate the residential units will all be triplexes, averaging an enormous 5,256 square feet apiece. The Landmarks Preservation Commission reportedly approved the project back in 2014. CetraRuddy is the design architect.
A WPA-era park in the Bronx is getting a bit of an update. Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved construction of a new entrance and pathway at the Crotona Play Center, located on the grounds of Crotona Park with the address 1700 Fulton Avenue.