The Landmarks Preservation Commission has refused a proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway for the second time, obliging its designers DXA Studio to reimagine their approach once more. The plan would add offices, retail, and community space inside and above two Italianate structures built between 1866 and 1867. The source of the controversy is the addition of four floors on top of the historic buildings. Samson Klugman of Quality Capital and Leo Tsimmer of Caerus Group purchased the pair in 2015 for $60 million. They initially filed permits for a 300-foot-tall commercial tower, but that was stopped when the LPC granted the extant structures landmark status.
New York Landmark Preservation Commission
New renderings are out for the proposed three-story mixed-use building at 82 John Street, in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The project has taken a turn for the conservative, stripping the façade of the proposed hot dipped galvanized steel, replacing it with a grey matte-glazed brick. The site is five blocks away from the York Street subway station, serviced by the F trains.
New renderings have been exclusively revealed to YIMBY for the transformation of 165 Mercer Street, in SoHo. The historic building was constructed between 1870 and 1871 under design by Henry Fernbach, and faithfully served the city as a parking garage since 1921. However, as we reported in September of 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved changes for the site to undergo a conversion to office and retail use, which will be accompanied by a new penthouse level, as well.
An empty lot in the historic neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant is looking to be filled. The site at 514 Halsey Street has now seen two proposals by Kane Architecture and Urban Design. Their first proposal to the Landmark Preservation Commission was four months prior and was rejected. Today, we can reveal the redesigned site following the first hearing.
New renderings are out for 540 Hudson Street, a seven-story mixed-use building proposed in Greenwich Village. The site is two blocks away from the Christopher Street Station, serviced by the PATH Train, and the Christopher Street Subway Station, serviced by the 1 and 2 trains. The project would fill a vacant lot in the heart of the village. Morris Adjmi Architects will be responsible for the undulating design.