A plan to remake the south side of Gansevoort Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets got a big thumbs down from the public at a Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday. The plan from William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital would bring more commercial and retail space to the block and would do so by demolishing two buildings and replacing them with new ones and modifying several others.
Renderings for the futuristic Solar Carve at 40-56 Tenth Avenue first surfaced three years ago, long before the city shot down a variance that would’ve allowed the developer to build bigger on a rather challenging site in Meatpacking. William Gottlieb Real Estate finally got approval for the office tower last year, and now they’ve filed new building applications for the tower next to the High Line.
YoungWoo & Associates and RXR Realty have presented updated plans for the renovation of Pier 57, an abandoned 560,000 square-foot former waterway terminal, near the Meatpacking District. According to Curbed, the rooftop will operate as a 1.8-acre public park, with 13,399 square feet of green space, a restaurant pavilion and wooden stadium. It was also previously reported a 100,000 square-foot food court is planned, and Google is expected to take 250,000 square feet of office space. A public hearing on the project is expected in the coming months. Completion is slated for 2017.
Last week, neighbors in the Meatpacking District expressed their dissatisfaction about plans to redevelop a row of low-slung commercial buildings on Gansevoort Street between Washington and Greenwich Streets, and the Villager offered a glimpse of how Aurora Capital hopes to transform the block. Now YIMBY can reveal a full set of renderings showing the developer’s vision for this prominent corner near the High Line.
William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital Associates are planning to redevelop the low-rise market buildings spanning 46-74 Gansevoort Street, in the Meatpacking District, according to The Villager. Plans, filed this past June, call for an eight-story building at 70-74 Gansevoort, and expansions to three and four stories to existing two-story buildings at 60-68 Gansevoort.
Demolition of the structures at Nos. 50 and 70-74 is the first step, and any alteration or removal will have to be approved by the LPC. The properties are zoned for hotels, offices, retail and light manufacturing, and roughly 111,000 square feet of space is proposed. BKSK is the architect of record.