Proposals for a new mixed-use residential development in Greenpoint, Brooklyn received a thumbs down from the local Community Board and the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). As presented by PKSB Architects, the seven-story building at 171 Calyer Street would have comprised 70,171 square feet.
Proposed components included 5,615 square feet of retail area at the ground level and 33 residential units positioned on floors two through seven. The façade of the building is comprised of red brick from the ground level to the fifth floor and light gray metal paneling at the sixth and seventh levels.
The LPC argued that the presented structure was too massive in comparison to surrounding buildings and vehemently rejected the proposed metal cladding at the upper levels.
The development would have replaced an existing single-story structure that once functioned as a supermarket and a fitness center. It remains to be seen how the project team will respond to criticisms from the community board and the LPC.