The DOB hasn’t revoked the permit yet or issued a stop work order on the site as the problem isn’t with the construction itself but the scope of the project. The DOB and the developer are now hashing out how to proceed.
Pier 55 seemed to be making headway, gaining the necessary approval of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers back in April. Now, burdened by a preliminary injunction from a state appellate court, the park is going back to the courts.
The developers seeking to remake Gansevoort St. will bring their proposal to remake a swath of buildings into a modern commercial and office hub in front of the LPC again next week. The new plan includes more building preservation and less height.
With all the approvals now under it's belt, and having already fought off a lawsuit to block the project, Pier 55 is finally ready to move forward. The project is being funded almost entirely by Barry Diller and Diane Von Furstenberg.
Starbucks has announced that it plans to open a 20,000 square foot roastery and tasting room at 61 Ninth Avenue. Formerly home to Prince Lumber, 432 Park Ave. architect Rafael Viñoly is designing a nine-story office building for the site.