A walled-in parking lot at 20 Old Fulton Street may be replaced by a one-story commercial structure designed by architecture firm Snohetta (of the 9/11 Museum entrance pavilion). Plans are currently pending with the Department of Buildings for a 5,776-square-foot structure with retail and a restaurant, and Dumbo NYC notes that a Landmarks Preservation Commission Certificate of Appropriateness Applications has been filed for the site. Snohetta is listed as the architect of record, and Dumbo NYC has a black and white rendering that show an angular Snohetta-esque building, but the rendering is credited to Mary B. Dierickx, a historic preservation firm.
The property, located between Elizabeth Place and Everit Street, last sold in 2004, and it's owned by Richard Mauro of Fulton Ferry Enterprises. In 2006, plans were approved for a flea market, and a few years ago, it was rumored that the owner wanted to build a restaurant and theater, but that never moved forward. Most recently, it has hosted a hot dog stand called the Landing. This time around, it looks a lot more likely that a new building will actually rise.
· Proposal for a One Story Building on 20 Old Fulton Street [Dumbo NYC]