Over in the NoHo East Historic District, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to demolish the existing 25 Bleecker St. to make way for a new mixed-use building, as New York Yimby reported.
The existing three-story structure was originally constructed around 1830, though as NYY points out, its facade was heavily altered in 1984 ... there was also the addition of a rear extension.
Plans here call for a six-story (plus penthouse) mixed-use building with three residential units. Here's a look at a rendering...
Here's more from the article:
Commissioner Adi Shamir-Baron struggled with what to do here, but in the end decided the approach was “excellent” and supported it.
On the matter of demolition, Commissioner Michael Goldblum said there was still some historic material there, but not on the front. He said the only case for maintaining the existing structure could be volume, not appearance. Of course, its neighbor is seven-stories-tall. “What are you holding on to?” he asked rhetorically, concluding that the remnant doesn’t rise to the “gotta keep it standard.”
Community Board 2 recommended against the approval, as did reps from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and NoHo-Bowery Stakeholders, among others.
The plan still needs the approval of the Board of Standards and Appeals.
Head over to New York Yimby for more on the story, some renderings and a cool shot of No. 25 from the 1940s.