The project team behind a sprawling senior housing complex in Staten Island recently returned to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in an effort to gain enough support to begin work on the new development. Located atop a small hill at 4500 Arthur Kill Road, plans for the development include construction of 11 residential buildings surrounding the historic Kreischer House.
New York Landmark Preservation Commission
With the application review and public hearing process in full swing, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is busy working through a backlog of proposed projects. One of the more interesting proposals includes a new commercial building designed by Morris Adjmi Architects at 1162 Broadway in the Madison Square North Historic District. The LPC reviewed the proposals on Tuesday, May 12.
SurfaceDesign has unveiled proposals to kick off the second phase of renovations at the Equinox Greenwich Avenue Club in Manhattan’s West Village. Located at 97 Greenwich Avenue, the proposed scope of work includes recoloring the existing masonry and mortar elements of the façade and repainting the aluminum cladding at the roof level.
Earlier this year, the Landmarks Preservation Commission reviewed proposals from BKSK Architects to renovate and convert the historic Margaret Louisa Home in Union Square into a hotel. The design team returned to the LPC with updated proposals following feedback and criticism of the original designs. Located at 16 East 16th Street, the six-story Margaret Louisa Home was completed in 1891 and included 78 bedrooms, parlor and reception rooms, private and public dining spaces, and laundry facilities for over 100 women who lived in the building.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is now considering proposals to improve accessibility for mobility-challenged visitors to enter the historic Central Park Dairy and the Conservatory Garden.