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Gansevoort Street redevelopment is back on—again

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An appellate court panel has ruled in favor of the developers and the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission

The Gansevoort Street redevelopment plans can officially move forward now that a state appellate court has ruled in favor of the developers, The Real Deal reports. Preservation group Save Gansevoort had sued Aurora Capital Associates and William Gottlieb Real Estate for their project at 46-74 Gansevoort Street, along with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, for approving that project.

Now an appellate court panel has ruled that the Landmarks Commission acted appropriately and only approved the project once the developers had made all the required changes to their proposal.

The Gansevoort Street redevelopment plans have gone through quite the construction circus over the last couple of years. After the LPC originally approved the project (on its second attempt) in July 2016, Save Gansevoort sued to block the development in October that same year.

A State Supreme Court judge temporarily halted construction on part of the project early last year, but then tossed the preservation group’s lawsuit a month later. The group appealed, and construction was halted yet again at two of the taller buildings in the overall development, 60-68 and 70-74 Gansevoort Street. Now the appeals court too has sided with the developers.

As plans stand right now, the developers are converting five low-slung buildings on Gansevoort Street into slightly taller buildings with retail, restaurants, and offices.