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Landmarks Wants Revisions to Gansevoort Street Development

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[Rendering via BKSK Architects]

The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission has asked architecture firm BKSK Architects to come up with a new proposal for their planned redevelopment of the stretch of Gansevoort Street between Ninth Avenue and Washington Street, DNAinfo reports.

In the current plan, some of the buildings reached up to eight stories tall, on a street that mostly has two story buildings. Residents have been opposed to the project saying it is totally out of character with the neighborhood.

Developed by Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate, the project would create high-end retail, offices, and eateries along the block, which is part of the Gansevoort Market Historic District. This new plan would see the demolition of some of the historic structures along the street, though the existing Gansevoort Market building would remain.

Among the problems the LPC had with the plan included the heights on some of the proposed buildings, a planned penthouse, and some canopies. The LPC did not make a decision one way or the other about the proposal, but has asked the architects and developers to present them with a new proposal.

· 'Fussy' Gansevoort Street Redevelopment Plan Sent Back to Drawing Board [DNAinfo]
· Plan to Rebuild Historic Gansevoort Street Outrages Neighbors [Curbed]
· Village Residents Angered by 'Generic' Gansevoort St. Revamp [Curbed]