A Federal-style building in Noho that's over 180 years old, will soon be demolished to make way for a six-story, mixed-use building with three apartments, YIMBY reports. The city's Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the demolition this week for the project, which is located in the Noho East Historic District [PDF!].
Built around 1830 by an unknown architect, the building's façade was significantly changed in 1984, and a rear extension was added subsequently. Many of the LPC commissioners cited this reasoning — the fact that much of the original structure was altered — to allow the demolition and for the new project to proceed.
That project calls for the creation of a restaurant or retail on the cellar and ground levels, and apartments above that, including a triplex penthouse at the top, which will be built with a setback to allow for a terrace.
The six-story building did not win the support of the local community board however nor of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. The project is being developed by David Smilow and designed by Michael Haverland. The latter has decided to retain two cast-iron pilasters on the ground floor from the original building.