After two rejections by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), a proposal to build additions atop 827-831 Broadway, the 1866 loft buildings GVSHP successfully led a campaign to landmark and save from demolition and replacement with a 300 ft. tall office tower, is returning to the Commission tomorrow. The good news: the size of the proposed addition to 827-831 Broadway has again been substantially reduced, minimizing its visibility (the basis upon which the LPC must judge its ‘appropriateness’). The bad news: the developer is now proposing a jarringly visible 7-story addition to the connected property at 47 E. 12th Street, which GVSHP had proposed for inclusion in the landmark designation (the three properties are of the same design and were all built in conjunction) but which the LPC refused to include (full application here).
GVSHP is opposing the revised application based upon the visibility of the proposed 7-story addition to the 12th Street building, and reminding the LPC that this 12th Street building should have been landmarked as well – read our letter here.
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