LPC Reviews Renovation Proposals for 134 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Historic District

Proposed renovations at 134 Greenpoint Avenue - Atelier Adam JakubowskiProposed renovations at 134 Greenpoint Avenue - Atelier Adam Jakubowski

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.

Map of Greenpoint Historic District and 134 Greenpoint Avenue (highlighted in red) - Atelier Adam Jakubowski

Map of Greenpoint Historic District and 134 Greenpoint Avenue (highlighted in red) – Atelier Adam Jakubowski

Existing conditions at 134 Greenpoint Avenue - Atelier Adam Jakubowski

Existing conditions at 134 Greenpoint Avenue – Atelier Adam Jakubowski

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. ­

Proposed renovations at 134 Greenpoint Avenue - Atelier Adam Jakubowski

Proposed renovations at 134 Greenpoint Avenue – Atelier Adam Jakubowski

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.

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6 Comments on "LPC Reviews Renovation Proposals for 134 Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Historic District"

  1. David : Sent From Heaven. | August 13, 2020 at 7:39 am | Reply

    For reasons to connected with you, who is a reporter I would like to put it on: Thank you.

  2. Beautiful! I’d love to see more of these facade improvments in traditional styles.

  3. Not a bad design, but perhaps they could extend the facade another floor higher so they can add an extra floor of housing. As a matter of policy I would prefer to see more incremental increases in housing to meet demand, than to rely upon the handful of mega projects we are currently building.

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