2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the New York City landmarks law. There were occasions to celebrate, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six individual landmarks and four historic districts. 2016 was considerably busier for the commission. It designated 40 individual landmarks and two historic districts, including 12 new Midtown East landmarks and 26 sites from its backlog. Here are all of them, for you to take in as the year comes to a close.
Last Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission heard a proposal to expand the prominent single-family house at 615 Eastern Parkway, in Crown Heights. While commissioners weren’t wholly against expanding the structure on one of New York City’s most beautiful boulevards, they also didn’t approve the work.
The Cedarhurst, N.Y.-based Responsive Group has filed applications for two four-story, 10-unit residential buildings at 1690-1692 Pacific Street, in eastern Crown Heights. The structures, which will also feature penthouse levels above the fourth floor, will measure 8,583 square feet each. Across both, the residential units should average 676 square feet apiece, indicative of rentals. Brooklyn-based KMP Design & Engineering is the architect of record. The 6,144-square-foot plot is occupied by a single-story warehouse. Demolition permits have not been filed.
Cornell Realty Management has filed applications with the Department of City Planning seeking to rezone the development sites at 40 Crown Street and 931 Carroll Street, both of which are located in western Crown Heights. A 16-story, 390-unit mixed-use building is proposed at the 40 Crown Street site. That building would measure 400,000 square feet and include 15,000 square feet of retail. A 16-story, 128-unit residential building is proposed at the 391 Carroll Street site.
In August, the owners of the Key Food at 801 Washington Avenue in Crown Heights announced plans to shutter the store on the corner of Lincoln Place to make way for a residential building. Now applications have been filed with the Department of Buildings for the nine-story project, which will have a main address at 805 Washington Avenue.