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26 November 2013

IN THIS ISSUE
 

Monitoring Applications for 6,000 Buildings and 3,000 Landmarks -
Every Day!

 

New Building Plans Filed in the West and Central Village

Latest Landmarks Applications Available

 

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Monitoring Applications for 6,000 Buildings and 3,000 Landmarks - Every Day!
 
Map of GVSHP's catchment area, monitored every day.

Did you know that GVSHP monitors all six thousand buildings in our neighborhood for building and demolition permit applications every single day? This enables us to catch plans to tear down unprotected buildings or build out-of-scale or inappropriate new ones before they have been approved to move swiftly in response. This is how we prevented the demolition of 128 East 13th Street, and its replacement with a new condo development, among many other "saves." Some important recent filings are outlined below.

 

GVSHP also monitors every one of the three thousand landmarked properties in our neighborhood for new applications for changes. Demolition, new construction, and significant exterior changes can't take place on landmarked sites without a public hearing and review, and a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission that the proposed changes are "appropriate." That's why GVSHP reviews every one of these applications, so we can weigh in with the Commission to help ensure they make the right decision, and we provide information to the public about these applications and how you can weigh in too -- before decisions are made. 

 

Landmarked districts within GVSHP's catchment area.

Since 2009 when we began posting on-line all landmarks applications in our neighborhood, we have reviewed and made available to the public over four hundred applications for changes to landmarked sites. By reviewing each of these and sharing the information with the public, we have been able to affect the outcome of scores of proposals. GVSHP now also spreads the word about each of these applications through our e-mail list and social media -- read more here and see below for the latest.

 

Monitoring building and demolition permit applications for all six thousand buildings in our neighborhood and landmarks applications for all three thousand landmarked properties in our neighborhood is no small task -- but it's essential to accomplishing what we do.

If you want to help us continue to do this, make a contribution here.  

 

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New Building Permit Applications

 

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809 Broadway (11th/12th Street) -- Plans have been filed to expand this 5-story, 55-ft. tall cast-iron building into a 15-story, 155 ft. tall building. Unfortunately, because this site is not located within a historic district, the proposed addition requires no public review or approval if it conforms with the zoning. The permits have not yet been filed, and GVSHP is closely scrutinizing the application to ensure that it does conform with the zoning, which unfortunately is quite permissive. One of GVSHP's goals for the incoming administration is to seek expanded landmark protections for sites like these along the Broadway, University Place, and West 13th and 14th Street corridors, which currently largely lack such protections.

 

Current conditions.

192 7th Avenue South (Perry Street) -- Plans have been filed to replace this 1-story commercial building with a 5-story residential building. Because the building is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, any plan to demolish the existing building and construct a new building must go through a public hearing process at the Community Board and Landmarks Preservation Commission, where the proposal can be reviewed and the public can comment upon it (in person or in writing), and public testimony must be considered before the Landmarks Preservation Commission makes a decision. This proposal has not yet been scheduled with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, so no hearings have yet been set. If you are interested, the application will appear in GVSHP e-mails when it has been filed and hearings scheduled, and will appear on our Landmarks Application webpage with additional information about the application, when the hearings are scheduled, and how you can provide testimony if you wish. You may also sign up here if you wish to be notified directly about landmarks applications for this site.

 

Current conditions.

100 Barrow Street/643 Greenwich Street -- Plans have been filed to construct a 15-story, 153 ft. tall, 82,638 sq. ft., 49-unit residential building on a parking lot at this location within the St. Luke's Church and School complex. Because the building is located within the Greenwich Village Historic District, any plan to construct a new building must go through a public hearing process at the Community Board and Landmarks Preservation Commission, where the proposal can be reviewed and the public can comment upon it (in person or in writing), and public testimony must be considered before the Landmarks Preservation Commission makes a decision. This proposal has not yet been scheduled with the Landmarks Preservation Commission, so no hearings have yet been set, although we understand one may be scheduled soon. If you are interested, the application will appear in GVSHP e-mails when it has been filed and hearings scheduled, and will appear on our Landmarks Application webpage with additional information about the application, when the hearings are scheduled, and how you can provide testimony if you wish. You may also sign up here if you wish to be notified directly about landmarks applications for this site.  

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Latest Landmark Applications Available

 

GVSHP provides an ongoing record of all applications for changes to landmarked properties in our neighborhoods (Greenwich Village, NoHo, Gansevoort Market, the South Village, and the East Village) that require a public hearing before they can be approved. These proposals range from minor alterations to large additions, demolition, and new construction on landmarked sites.

 

Find out about the application, when the Community Board and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission public hearings will take place, and how you can weigh in before decisions are made. You can also sign up for alerts to be notified of changes in the status of the application.    

 

The new applications below are scheduled to be heard in the near future at the Community Board, the LPC, or both. Click on each for more information.

CB2 hearing: 12/02/2013 LPC hearing: 12/10/2013

CB2 hearing: 12/02/2013 LPC hearing: 12/10/2013
CB2 hearing: 12/02/2013 LPC hearing: 12/10/2013

CB2 hearing: 12/02/2013 LPC hearing: 12/10/2013


To sign up for notifications of new landmarks applications, please click HERE.


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Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

232 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10003 / (212) 475-9585

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