Landmarks Denies Plan to Reinstate Pre-Designation Building Permit for Rooftop Addition

Despite reductions in addition’s scale and visibility, and promises to install a diorama commemorating escape of abolitionists from Draft Riots mob, Commissioners determined that any rooftop interventions were inappropriate. At its meeting on May 23, 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission disposed of an application for facade alterations and rear and roof additions to 339 West 29th Street in the Lamartine Place Historic District. In the 19th century, the building was home to prominent abolitionists … <Read More>

Wide Opposition to New Facade and Addition to Building Important in the History of the Abolitionist Movement

With previous development plan stopped mid-operation by DOB permit revocation and landmark designation, applicant sought approval for the creation of a rear addition, a two-story roof addition, and a new brick-faced facade. On September 20, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on a proposal for alterations and additions to 339 West 29th Street, in the Lamartine Place Historic District. The building was constructed in 1847, and underwent alterations in … <Read More>

New SoHo Building with Salvaged Facade Approved

New seven-story building in vacant SoHo lot approved after changes in architect and height. On August 6, 2013, Landmarks approved the issuance of a certificate of appropriateness for the construction of a new residential building at 74 Grand Street in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District. The site was previously the location of a six-story 1886 neo-Grec store-and-loft building. The building was demolished with Landmarks’ approval in 2009 after it was destabilized by nearby … <Read More>