An unnamed developer has proposed an exterior restoration of a low-rise building at 134 Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The structure is located within the Greenpoint Historic District which will require strict approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission for any construction to commence.
Renovation proposals name Atelier Adam Jakubowski as the design studio responsible for the renovation.
At the ground floor, the architects have proposed the removal of the existing retail sign, roll-down gate, and corrugated metal panels that form the exterior façade. The existing floor-to-ceiling glass storefront and metal supports will remain in place.
Above the ground floor, existing air conditioning sleeves, aluminum siding, and roof-level metal coping will be removed. Renderings also illustrate the replacement of all double-hung windows with new insulated glass.
The new façade will be constructed of red brick masonry with a tan fiberglass cornice above for an improved appearance. The ground floor will be outfitted with a new security gate, an aluminum storefront cornice, retail signage that sits flush with the massing of the building, and an enlarged door opening.
At the rear, the project team has elected to keep all existing fire escapes and window openings. Similar to the front elevation, the architects will replace the existing aluminum siding with tan-hued stucco.
A public hearing for the project was held on August 4, 2020. At this time, the applications are still under review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.