Thursday, October 24, 2019
Gut renovations continue at the soon-to-be-expanded 264 E. 7th St.
The gutting of 264 E. Seventh St. between Avenue C and Avenue D is in full swing...
According to the approved permit filed with the city, the owners plan to gut renovate No. 264 and convert it to a two-family dwelling (from three units), apparently leaving the exterior of the building in place and adding an extension in the rear.
Things didn't look so good here in September 2016, when a permit was filed with the DOB to demolish the three-level, circa 1842 townhouse.
Preservations rallied to try to have the string of pastel-colored residences here considered for landmarking. However, in late October 2017, the Landmarks Preservation Commission refused to consider them for such a designation.
This past April, word came via the Village Preservation (GVSHP) that new owners purchased the property and were doing away with a full demolition. (Public records show an LLC paid $7.7 million for the address.)
We haven't seen any renderings for the all-new No. 264 just yet.
And as noted before, Felicia Bond lived in the garden duplex at No. 264 when she illustrated the renowned children's book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" in the mid-1980s.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Live in the house that inspired the art for 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie'
City says no to landmarking row of 7th Street homes, clearing way for demolition of No. 264