18 Bleecker St. – A Colonial Revival style school and rectory building designed by Silvio A. Minoli and built c. 1926-27. Application is to alter door openings, create new window openings, and install new windows. The building will remain the property of the Archdiocese of New York and will be utilized as a combined clergy residence and conference center.
CB#2 approved of the moderate changes which will restore door and window framings. This application was heard and approved at the LPC on June 12th. The application is now closed. See the posting of May.
36 Bleecker St. – The former Globe Storage building to be restored to its original Queen Anne-Style brick, marble and cast iron, will be 100% residential with 19 units. For images taken by GVSHP staff of the CB#2 presentation and of its former state and evolution click here.
GVSHP – Latest News – June 13, 2012: This application was heard at the LPC on June 12th. A vote of no action was taken because the Commission did not have a quorum (six Commissioners are needed to take a vote). The applicant has been asked to return to the LPC at a future public meeting, date TBD.
8-10 Bond – The facade of this proposed residential use development have been modified and now accepted at Landmarks. We think that the texture and detailing have been improved from the original concept enhancing the use of Terra Cotta and the appearance of the inset windows . The next hearing will be at the Board of Standards and Appeals for residential use in an M1-5b zone.
50 Bond – Appeared before CB#2 Manhattan on June 11th on an application to expand its previously existing roof-top addition. The concern expressed by both the Committee and the community is that the roof-top addition, which was installed just prior to landmarking, was larger than what probably would have been allowed under landmarking. The plan to add more, and more visibility from The Bowery and on the northern and southern exposures, should be revisited. The scheduled hearing for June 19 at LPC has been postponed. New hearing date TBD. You may wish to see the coverage in Curbed on the recent sales here that may have prompted the roof-top additions.
54 Bond – 54 Bond St. – Applied for a Certificate of appropriateness for a revision of the roof-top extension, which largely evened out the existing roof-top extension, east and west. The Community Board and the LPC were concerned that it made the extension more visible to the east. LPC has asked the owners to return with revised designs in materials.
25 Great Jones – no further hearings have been scheduled since last reported
45 Great Jones – See the posting of May 12th.
Latest News from GVSHP: – June 13, 2012: This application was heard at the LPC on June 12th. Though the Commission liked the proposed design of the streetwall portion of the building, they felt that it should be raised an extra story (so the finished height would be 7 stories); they felt that the two penthouses were not appropriate and asked that they be re-thought. The Commission took a vote of no action and asked the applicant to return with revisions at a future public meeting, date TBD.
27 East 4th- Scheduled for June 19th hearing at LPC, this application has, again, been postponed until further notice. See previous coverage
We do urge you to stay in close contact with Pi Gardner at the Merchants House Museum who is urgently raising funds to protect the Museum through all means from any damage in the development of this property next door.
38-50 Cooper Square – LPC , BSA and CPC hearings and approvals were all completed 12-18 months ago, but it is worth noting that Grace Church High School will be opening this fall to welcome its first graduating class. If you get an opportunity for a tour, take it. This is truly a model for an efficient and engaging 21st Century education facility.