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LPC Puts Breaks on Cobble Hill's Gas Station-Eating Apartments

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission did not give the go-ahead to plans for a four-story residential building on Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street, a corner on the fringes of the Cobble Hill Historic District. Brooklyn Eagle reports that at last night's meeting, BKSK's design got shut down, with LPC chairs and audience members inciting that the facade was "too glassy," echoing the same sentiment already expressed by Brooklyn Community Board 6 in mid-October.

The eight-apartment building with ground floor retail hopes to replace a 1960s-era Shell gas station. BKSK's design includes large ground-floor windows for retail, and columns of windows that include one that wraps around the corner of the building. The leading suggestion for refining the design is to reduce the amount of glass on the facade and amp-up the brick. BKSK will bring their refined idea back in front of the LPC at a later time, and will also need to win the approval of the Board of Standards and Appeals before being able to build as the lot isn't zoned for retail use. Avery Hill and OTL Enterprises are partnering to develop the building.
· Apartment building design for Atlantic Avenue gas station site needs a tuneup, Landmarks Preservation Commission decides [BE]
· Landmarks Commission Not Ready To Approve New Building At 112 Atlantic Avenue [YIMBY]
· Neighbors Diss Gas Station-Eating Cobble Hill Apartments [Curbed]
· All 112 Atlantic Avenue coverage [Curbed]