The Landmarks Preservation Commission has weighed in on a new apartment building planned for 11-19 Jane Street, in the Greenwich Village Historic District. It appears the commissioners could support demolition of the site’s existing garage building, but not the proposal for its replacement.
Jane Street has been a hot spot for controversial projects of late. The latest was a proposal for a mega-mansion at 85-89 Jane Street. The presentation packed the house at the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday, where no decision was rendered.
In February, YIMBY reported on developer Edward Minskoff’s plans for a new condominium building at 11-19 Jane Street, where a two-story garage building now sits. The site is between Greenwich Avenue and West 4th Street/Eighth Avenue in the Greenwich Village Historic District. That means the demolition and new construction both need the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Though the commission heard the proposal on Tuesday, a decision will have to wait.
After billionaire Jon Stryker, of Stryker Corporation, purchased the two former industrial properties at 85-89 Jane Street, in the West Village, for $32 million in 2012, he is now moving forward with plans to redevelop the two- and one-story buildings into a 12,000-square-foot, single-family mansion. As currently proposed, the project would consist of a three-story base topped by a skinnier, two-story glass enclosure that would rise 90 feet in height. Much of the third level would feature an outdoor garden. As the site is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) would have to approve of the design. Before the project goes before the LPC, it will be presented before Community Board 2, Curbed NY reports. TriBeCa-based Steven Harris Architects is behind the design.
Back in December of 2015, YIMBY brought you a construction update on Toll Brothers City Living’s 12-story, 33-unit unit residential building at 100 Barrow Street, in the West Village. At the time, the project was five stories above street level, but it has since topped out, according to Curbed NY. The new 82,638-square-foot building will eventually host a mix of rental apartments and condominiums, some of which will be duplexes, while seven will rent at below-market rates. The units will come in two- to four-bedroom configurations, and amenities include a fitness center, a kid’s room, a laundry, a pet spa, a recreational lounge, and storage for 18 bikes. The residential portion will fund the Church of St. Luke in the Fields’ school expansion at 657 Greenwich Street. Barry Rice Architects is behind the design. Completion is expected in 2017.