Architect David Helpern struck out with a joint townhouse-boutique hotel plan for 145 Perry Street last year, but he's back in action with new scheme for four adjoining townhomes, plus a preliminary OK from Community Board 2's landmarks committee. Three of the single-family four-story townhouses would be "about 7,000 square feet" while the fourth corner structure at Perry and Washington would amass 13,000 sq. ft. (Presumably, none of them will be wavy.) The board chairman Sean Sweeney was certainly wooed, calling the new designs "beautiful and sophisticated." Currently housing a two-story stucco building "that was used as a freight loading station beginning in 1938," the corner lot will have its LPC hearing on September 27.
· Plan for Perry Street Mansions Wins Initial Approval [DNAInfo]
· 145 Perry Street coverage [Curbed]