Curbed has news from this afternoon's public hearing at the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) regarding the East 10th Street Historic District.
"The LPC voted unanimously to create the East 10th Street Historic District."
The East 10th Street Historic District comprises 26 buildings on the north side of East 10th Street between Avenues A and B that reflect the 19th and 20th century history of the East Village.
Well, then. Curbed added this to their earlier post:
"While the LPC moved quickly to prevent Shaoul from altering the building, the good mood among preservationists after the LPC's affirmative vote dimmed when it was learned that the DOB issued the developer his construction permits this morning, just hours before the LPC hearing and vote."
Here's the paperwork from the DOB...
The city gave Shaoul the OK to convert the building from nonprofit use to residential — plus an addition floor to the circa 1847 building ... appropriately enough, on Friday the 13th.
The Lo-Down has more on this story, including a statement from Elizabeth de Bourbon, the LPC’s director of communications.
[T]he lawyer for the owner contacted us to say his client plans to meet with us to discuss suggestions for the design of the one-story addition and is willing to work with LPC staff as they move ahead on their grandfathered permit.
Previously on EV Grieve:
A bid to protect the integrity of 315 E. 10th St.
Landmarks Preservation Commission expedites hearing on East 10th Street Historic District