Friday, January 27, 2012

City issues permit for demolition of formerly historic 316 E. Third St.

Well, this was really just a matter of waiting for the permit...

Preservation groups tried to protect 316 E. Third St., a circa-1835 house. Unfortunately, the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) rejected a hearing on the matter last fall.

And here are the permits that the city issued yesterday. The way things are going around here, workers probably already tore down the place.

So, the townhouse that formerly belonged to Community Board 3 member Barden Prisant (who moved his family to Prospect Park South) will become a Karl Fischer-designed, 33-unit apartment building, as Curbed first reported last August. (The garden and trees to the east of the house will also be dug up to become part of the new structure.)

Last week, developer David Amirian told the Post that he will offer only studios and one bedroom units here. "The market right now is to build rental. You want to build affordable housing for young people," he said.

One last thing: The DOB has yet to actually approve the plans for the new building.

Previously on EV Grieve:
33-unit, Karl Fischer-designed building rising at former home of Community Board 3 member

Landmarks Preservation Commission rejects hearing for 316 E. Third St., paving way for 7-floor condo


glamma said...

what a shame. i really hope that some city agency will start looking into all this outright corruption. the developers just bribe the DOB / LPC to get away with whatever architectural atrocities they want. It's just so outlandishly WRONG.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ev

With sadness I can no longer read this wonderful blog. Too sad.

The destruction and ugly cheap aesthetics of the east village has rendered me speechless. It is becoming one of the most generic looking places to live or visit. It has nothing to do with "progress." Even other areas of the city have a better sense of architecture and community. Who wants to live in ugly open glass generic buildings? Plenty. And yet, the birds outside are still chirping. RIP with love, gato

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Less than 10% of the city housing stock is affordable, working/middle income housing. So I am not automatically to the construction of "affordable" housing. However...

I did a survey for our tenants association throughout our approx 100 apt building a few years ago to determine what exactly constituted "affordable housing" for our mostly young professional market rate neighbors and came up with a figure – for individuals – somewhere in the $1,600-2,000/month range. It will be interesting to see what David Amirian considers "affordable."

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if they could also build affordable housing for middle-aged and old people, as well as families. It's called "diversity."