Just when you thought the back and forth over the Gansevoort Street redevelopment had ended, the troubles have resurfaced. Developers William Gottlieb Real Estate and Aurora Capital Partners’s plans to transform five building within the Gansevoort Market Historic District will have to be put on hold yet again after a group opposing the development won an emergency stay in court this week.
A little over a week ago a State Supreme Court judge tossed the lawsuit brought against the developers and the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission by preservation group, Save Gansevoort. Now that same judge has sided with Save Gansevoort after the latter appealed the verdict in the state appellate division, The Real Deal reports.
The emergency stay orders work to be temporarily halted at the site until a verdict is reached by a full bench of the appellate court. They in turn will decide whether this stay should remain in place throughout the entire appeals process.
The Gansevoort Street developers have until April 21 to respond, but in the meantime, they will not be able to move forward with demolition plans on two buildings within the overall project. Plans overall call for the redevelopment of five low-slung buildings along Gansevoort Street into taller buildings with high-end retail, restaurants, and offices. The LPC signed off on this proposal in June 2016.